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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.


 

Front of House Manager

Salary: £23,500-£24,500 depending on experience

Summary Job Purpose: The Front of House Manager has a key role in helping EFDSS to achieve its strategic aim to become ‘the place to see live folk music in London’ and in developing the customer experience for all visitors to and hirers of Cecil Sharp House.

Working closely with the Operations Director, the Front of House Manager will manage the Front of House team of Box Office Administrator & Receptionist, Box Office & Event Assistants, Duty Managers, Caretaker and Cleaners to deliver the thriving programme of events, hires, classes and courses that EFDSS hosts and programmes at Cecil Sharp House. The Front of House Manager will also be responsible for liaising with catering franchisees and freelance technical staff, and directing the cleaning contractors to deliver high quality service at all times.

Closing date: 27 February at 9am
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 6 March

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

 

Box Office Administrator & Receptionist

Salary: £20,000

Summary Job Purpose: To ensure a welcoming and safe service to all visitors to Cecil Sharp House, administering entry to the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and assisting with the smooth running of all the Society’s administration, particularly focussing on communications and sales activities. To be the venue lead for the administration of the box office system, using ticketing software, PatronBase.

Closing date: 27 February at 9am
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 6 March

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

 

Box Office Assistant (Casual)

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Summary Job Purpose: Assisting with the smooth running of all the sales activities at Cecil Sharp House using ticketing software PatronBase.

Closing date: 27 February at 9am

Interviews held: w/c 6 March

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