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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.


 

Trainee Music Tutor (Folk Unlimited) – freelance

We are offering a freelance traineeship, from January to July 2019, for a musician wishing to develop their skills in folk music education, and working with disabled young people.  The trainee will work with leader Emmie Ward, and tutor Joe Danks, as part of the Folk Unlimited tutor team.

This traineeship is part of our ongoing commitment to developing good practice and skills in English traditional folk arts education. Trainee folk music educators will support the delivery of our courses whilst being provided with an opportunity to strengthen their teaching / leading skills. They will receive on-going support throughout the project from the EFDSS Education team.

Fee: £50 per rehearsal and performance (half day), inclusive of travel; £10 per hour for additional planning/evaluation meetings.

How to apply

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 Ensemble and what you would gain from the experience.

Completed applications should be emailed to Beth Beamer, Education Administrator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: Monday 26 November 2018, 9am.

Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Monday 3 December 2018.

Job description (PDF) 
CV writing advice (PDF) 
Equal opportunities monitoring form


 

Trainee Music Tutor (London Youth Folk Ensemble) – freelance

EFDSS is offering a freelance traineeship, from January to July 2019, for a musician wishing to develop their skills in folk music education.  Trainees will work with leader Emily Askew, and tutor Ruairi Glasheen, as part of the London Youth Folk Ensemble tutor team.

This traineeship is part of EFDSS’ on-going commitment to developing good practice and skills in English traditional folk arts education. Trainee folk music educators will support the delivery of our courses whilst being provided with an opportunity to strengthen their teaching / leading skills. They will receive on-going support throughout the project from the EFDSS Education team.

Fee: £50 per rehearsal and performance (half day), inclusive of travel; £10 per hour for additional planning/evaluation meetings.

How to apply

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 Ensemble and what you would gain from the experience.

Completed applications should be emailed to Beth Beamer, Education Administrator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date: Monday 26 November 2018, 9am.

Interviews will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Monday 3 December 2018.

Job description (PDF)
CV writing advice (PDF)
Equal opportunities monitoring form


 

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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