Apex will miss him
MUSTER chairman Carl Green knew four months ago that Brian Sansom wanted to retire from organising the annual music festival.
Mr Green said the National Music Muster, which drew about 75,000 visitors to Amamoor Creek each year, would miss Mr Sansom.
“He's been a big part of the Muster,” he said yesterday.
Mr Sansom organised the first ever Muster 29 years ago and on Wednesday revealed to The Gympie Times he would be stepping down from his role of co-ordinator at year's end.
Mr Green said Mr Sansom had held discussions with Apex and they supported him in his plans.
Advertising will soon start nationally for a new chief executive officer to take over management of the Music Muster in partnership with Apex.
“While its sad to see him go...(Mr Sansom) still has a huge involvement in helping Apex with the Muster.”
People interested in applying for the new job will need to have large event management skills, be energetic, have good people skills and be able to work with the 2000 volunteers at the Muster.
Mr Green said any Muster CEO would also need to have a passion to grow the Muster.
“He's got 29 years experience and we will need to draw on his knowledge to help with the change over,” he said.