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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 don’t accept speculative enquiries about employment.

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



Librarian

The Librarian will, under the supervision of the Library and Archives Director, contribute to the development, maintenance and efficient operation of the library and archive, and assist in the provision of an information service to members of EFDSS, staff and external enquirers.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19 November, 9pm.
Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 4 December.
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Salary: £25,000 pa
Hours: 35 hours per week Monday to Friday (to include at least one Saturday per calendar month for which time off in lieu is allowed).

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Duty Manager

The English Folk Dance and Song Society are currently looking for keen and experienced candidates to expand their dedicated team of Duty Managers at Cecil Sharp House, the home of English Folk.

Voted by Time Out's readers as one of London’s top venues for live music, Cecil Sharp House delivers a strong, popular and vibrant programme, hosting a wide variety of exciting artists and performers.

The Duty Manager plays a key role in the safe running of the venue, its visitors and its events. The role will mainly involve evening and weekend roles and is a casual position.

The ideal candidate will have a background in venue duty management and a passion for the arts.

Conditions of Employment

Salary: £11 per hour, inclusive of holiday entitlement.

Hours: This is a casual position and shifts will be allocated on an ad-hoc basis usually with around 2-4 weeks’ notice although there may also be last minute requests to cover sickness and absence.

Probation: The post carries a 3 month probationary period.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the EFDSS application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the attention of Rosie Baker.

Closing date is Monday 20th November at 9am. Interviews to be held at Cecil Sharp House w/c 27th November 2017. 

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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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