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At the heart of English folk


Join the English Folk Dance and Song Society team at Cecil Sharp House and The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

At the English Folk Song and Dance Society we offer a diverse range of employment across the Society, within the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library and at Cecil Sharp House.

We are committed to managing a fair and equitable recruitment and selection process. We welcome applications from everyone who matches each role’s required skills and interests.

All applicants must complete our standard Application Form, 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.


We are delighted to announce an opportunity for an experienced and skilled music education manager to join the EFDSS team:

Education Manager, Full Time

£31,088 per annum

Summary Job Purpose: 
Initiating, managing, devising and delivering projects, classes and courses using folk song, music, dance and other art forms with diverse groups of adults, families, children and young people in formal education, informal learning and community settings.

Apply by:
Monday 9th September at 9am
Please apply using the application form below. Note that we do not accept CVs.

Download Job Description

Download Application Form (PDF)

Download Application Form (Word)

Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (PDF)

Download Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Word)



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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