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At the heart of English folk


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

At the English Folk Song and Dance Society we offer a diverse range of employment across the Society, within the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and at Cecil Sharp House.

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process. We welcome applications from everyone who matches each role’s required skills and interests.

All applicants must complete our standard Application Form, rather than sending a CV. We don’t accept speculative enquiries about employment.

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


Trainee Music Leader (Inclusive Folk) - freelance

The English Folk Dance and Song Society is looking to appoint a trainee music leader to work with our Inclusive Folk project for disabled young people and young adults. 

Inclusive Folk is EFDSS’ project aiming to get more disabled young people and young adults to participate in and experience folk music.

Fee: £50 per half-day session, inclusive of travel.
£11 per hour, for additional planning / evaluation meetings.

Term: February to December 2020.

If you are interested, please provide your CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role, outlining what you could offer to the project and what you hope to gain from the experience

Closing date for completed applications: 9am, Monday 27 January 2020.

Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Job description and how to apply (PDF) 
Equal Opportunities online monitoring form 

CV advice for Folk Arts Educators (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.

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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