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At the heart of English folk

Vacancies

Join the English Folk Dance and Song Society team at Cecil Sharp House and The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

The English Folk Song and Dance Society (EFDSS) strives to attract and appoint top talent to support its development as England’s folk arts development organisation.

EFDSS’ employment opportunities are broad; we offer a diverse range of employment across the Society, as well as within the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and at Cecil Sharp House. Find out more about EFDSS

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process to the highest industry standards. EFDSS welcomes application from all individuals for advertised jobs that match their skills and interests.

All applicants must complete a standard EFDSS Application Form when applying for a vacancy rather than sending a CV. We’d don’t accept speculative enquiries about employment.

Unless otherwise indicated, our posts are based at Cecil Sharp House, London.


 

Assistant Librarian (Full-time, maternity cover for 9 months fixed term, subject to extension)

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is offering an exciting opportunity for a committed library and information professional to join the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library as Assistant Librarian, maternity cover.

Applicants should complete the EFDSS application form, downloadable below. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be emailed to Rosie Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9 September at 9am and the interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 20 September.

Job description: Word | PDF
Application form: Word | PDF
Equal opportunities monitoring form: Word | PDF

  


 

Duty Manager (casual)

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is seeking a new Casual Duty Manager to join the Operations Team at Cecil Sharp House. 

The Duty Manager must ensure that Cecil Sharp House is a safe, welcoming and accessible place for all its visitors, performers, hirers and EFDSS staff including volunteer stewards. EFDSS delivers a broad and exciting programme of folk music concerts, dances and a thriving educational programme of classes, workshops and participatory events for adults, families and children at Cecil Sharp House.

Applicants should complete the EFDSS application form, downloadable below. CVs will not be accepted. Applications should be emailed to Rosie Baker at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26 September at 9am and interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 3 October. 

Job description: Word | PDF
Application form: Word | PDF
Equal opportunities monitoring form: Word | PDF

 


 

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to support EFDSS and get closer to all things folk. If you are interested in volunteering for us please see below for volunteer opportunities. At Cecil Sharp House we are always on the lookout for more volunteer stewards to help support our concerts, dances and family activities. It’s a fun way to get involved and have a great experience in one of London’s greatest venues. 

We also sometimes need assistance in the Marketing team.

Our garden is maintained and planted by Permaculture and we welcome volunteers all year round to keep it looking beautiful.

Volunteers are a valuable part of our staff team. If you are enthusiastic about the folk arts, have good verbal communication skills and enjoy being in a creative environment where your contributions can really make a difference then please do get in touch to register your interest.

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The Full English

The Full English

Unlocking hidden treasure of England’s cultural heritage. The Full English is the world’s largest free digital archive English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs. Containing more than 58,400 items from 12 of the country’s most important early 20th century folk music collections, you can delve into wherever you are in the world.

 

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