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Staff

Come and meet the people that are the engine room of the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). 

We’re a diverse bunch, far more diverse that you may imagine.  Our journeys to EFDSS have been varied and we have brought with us specialist skills and a wide knowledge and love of arts and culture. For this moment in time we are the custodians of EFDSS, of Cecil Sharp House, of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and of folk, and we’re here to do our best and help you in whatever way we can.

Just browse the list of names below to find the relevant person for your enquiry. If in doubt, please call the switchboard and we’ll point you in the right direction:
+44 (0)20 7485 2206.

 

Chief Executive and Artistic Director Katy Spicer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Society Administrator* Julia Calver This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Library      
Library and Archives Director   Laura Smyth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Librarian Natalie Bevan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Assistant Librarian Nick Wall This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cataloguer* Elaine Bradtke  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Archivist* David Plant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Education        
Education Director Rachel Elliott  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Education Manager (Youth Programmes)* Cassie Tait  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Education Manager (Community Programmes)* Carla Willis-Brown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Education Administrator Imogen Dyer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Programme Manager (National Youth Folk Ensemble) Sarah Jones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Folk Educators Group Co-ordinator Kerry Fletcher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dance Development Manager* Laura Connolly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Artists' Development        
Artists' Development & Programming Manager           Neil Pearson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
     
Finance    
Finance Director Judith Crichton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Finance Officer Steve Smither This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
Operations        
Operations Director Rosie Baker  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Front of House Manager Rob Whitton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Venue Sales & Events Manager Dawn Clark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Receptionist* Barry Caine  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Caretaker Sean Tansey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
      
Marketing and Membership    
Marketing Director Tessa Norton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marketing Director (maternity cover) Alison Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marketing Officer Owen Ralph This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Press Manager++ Jo Cunningham  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Digital Strategy Manager* Richard Butterworth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Membership Administrator* Jane Gregory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EDS Editor   Natalya Catton-Wilson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

 

*Part-time
++ Freelance

 

 

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