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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.


 

Folk Dance Tutor(s),
Next Steps in English Country Dancing — freelance

We are recruiting a folk dance tutor to run a term’s course of fortnightly social folk dance classes at Cecil Sharp House on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7–9pm, to start from September 2018. The classes provide the opportunity to explore social folk dancing in depth for experienced dancers. They will be aimed at those who wish to improve their dance technique and discover more complex and diverse repertoire—providing challenge to confident dancers.

How to apply

  • Write a covering email explaining why you are interested in this tutor role and why you feel you have the relevant knowledge, skills and experience to do it, including what specialisms you could bring to this role.
  • Attach an up-to-date CV containing your full contact details and outlining your relevant work experience – in either a paid or voluntary capacity (see attached guidance on requirements for a CV)


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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 4 June, 9am.

Interviews and teaching auditions will be held at Cecil Sharp House on Friday 15 June 2018.

Job description (Word) Job description (PDF)
CV advice 


 

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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