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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.

 


 

Education Administrator

EFDSS is seeking an efficient and friendly administrator for its busy Education department. We're looking for someone with strong IT and organisational skills, great customer service, and who has a positive proactive attitude to solving problems and working with others.

Salary: £21,210 (pro rata for 28-35 hours)

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 3 July, 9am.

Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Tuesday 11 July.

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London Youth Folk Ensemble Lead Tutor

This is a freelance role for an excellent folk music educator to lead the London Youth Folk Ensemble in this exciting next stage of their development.

The Leader will be responsible for delivering high quality learning experiences for London Youth Folk Ensemble participants; collaborating with the young musicians and music leaders to create and arrange repertoire; and supporting the young musicians to give inspiring performances.

Fee: £150 per rehearsal, inclusive of planning, debrief, evaluation and travel (£200 for rehearsals with end of term concerts); £150 per external concert; planning meetings at £22 per hour.

Term: Fixed term until July 2018

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 10 July, 9am.

Interviews and teaching auditions will be held at Cecil Sharp House Monday, 24 July.

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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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