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Music Therapist – All Newton Music School

The All Newton Music School in Newton, MA is seeking an MT-BC for individual sessions with children and adults with varying special needs, as well as adult group sessions at programs and group homes in the Newton area. Mostly after school and early evening sessions, but you can really make your own schedule. More about the school here:

For more info, please email Ken DoRosario, MT-BC at with resume if interested. 


TITLE:​Music Therapist​

DEPARTMENT: Inclusion Program

REPORTS TO: Inclusion Director ​

LOCATION: Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

1135 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

         Boys and Girls Club of South Boston

230 W. 6Th St., South Boston, MA 02127

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt​

PAY: Based on Experience

Start Date: Posted July 15, 2016 as immediate opening


About Music Therapy at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and South Boston


The Music Therapy program, or Music Inclusion Program, provides youth ages 6-18 with cognitive and/or physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in a music program, specifically children on the Autism Spectrum and those with Down’s syndrome. This program will typically run once a week or depending on the needs of the organization, with each participant attending a 45-minute group “lesson”, where the group might be 4-6 youth. The overall session will run 8-10 weeks per semester and include a summer program. The ultimate goal is to both give youth the tools to develop friendships, relationships, and social skills in an environment in which they can blossom.

Essential Job Responsibilities

The Music Therapist will run the program. The Music Therapist will plan and implement Music Therapy classes at the Boys & Girls Clubs. The Music Therapist is responsible for all planning and implementation, with support from an assistant during the classes. He/She will also create treatment plans for each participant. In some cases, the Music Therapist will be responsible for communication with parents, as appropriate, with support from the Inclusion Director and Music Therapy assistant. The Music Therapist is also responsible for the equipment associated with the Music Therapy program, ensuring that it is put away and locked at the end of each day.



• Support clients’ creative music development and facilitate positive change in their behaviors and well-being  

•Re-direct and manage problem behaviors

•Complete treatment planning and attendance tracking for participants

•Meet with Music Therapist assistant weekly to discuss happenings in groups and other



Minimum Qualifications:

It is important that this program is run by a board certified Music Therapist: a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. They need to have an MT-BC (music therapist, board certified) credential. More information can be found here:


Must also have the ability to listen, communicate. compassion, empathy, openness, flexibility, and patience.


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Charlay Yates, MA, MT-BC

Phone: 240.434.8360

Roman music therapy services

We have an immediate need for a Board Certified Music Therapist. Please let me know if you require additional information





Jennifer Ray

Administrative and Marketing Coordinator

Roman Music Therapy Services

423 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176

781-665-0700 Main Phone

781-665-0701 Fax


  “Making Music – Transforming Lives”

New England academy seeks full-time MT

New England Academy is currently seeking a Full-Time, Music Therapist. 
The position is for the 2016-2017 school year (201 days per year, 7:30 – 3:00). Must be licensed (LMHC, LICSW, LCSW).
The Music Therapist is responsible for:

Individual therapy with students

Music group therapy leader

Family communication and treatment planning

Writing and implementation of I.E.P.’s

Participation in I.E.P. meetings

Writing and updating student progress reports

Teach Music therapy groups/classes

Other Duties as directed by supervisor

New England Academy is a Ch. 766 private special education, college preparatory, non-behavioral school for students in grades 6 – 12.

Please send resumes to:
Dr. Ryan Plosker, Executive Director

96 Cherry Hill Drive

Beverly, Ma 01915

Palliative Care Internship Opportunity

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking Music Therapy Interns to join our team of professionals beginning in September 2016 or January 2017 semesters. 

At Seasons, we make a difference every day to patients and families coping with terminal illness while creating a center of excellence in hospice care. As a member of the hospice interdisciplinary team and under the direction of the Supervising Music Therapist, our Music Therapy Interns provide music therapy consultations and services to the patient and/or family in accordance with the interdisciplinary plan of care while following all hospice policies and procedures. Music Therapy Interns may also provide bereavement counseling to family members. Our Interns learn “the application of working in an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages”, as defined by the American Music Therapy Association.




v Have completed all undergraduate or equivalency coursework from an accredited music therapy programs.


v Supply a letter from your academic director verifying your eligibility for the internship.


v Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (“B” average of better).


v Have documented music therapy practicum experience.


v Demonstrated commitment to Seasons Hospice’s philosophy for care, values, mission statement and organizational culture.

Comprehensive hospice training and orientation is provided, as well as ongoing support and hospice education opportunities. Should you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Karen Hale, Volunteer Manager or Taryn Thomas, Music Therapist at 203.490.1000 or visit


Thank you so much for considering Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care for your students needs. We would be honored to speak to you about hospice care. 

The blessings and rewards of caring for patients and families during this time in life are innumerable.



Most respectfully,


Karen A. Hale M Th.

Volunteer Coordinator

Seasons Hospice Foundation Chair

Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Connecticut

1579 Straits Turnpike, Unit 1E, Middlebury, CT 06762

Direct: 203-490-1155

Office: 866-244-2199| Fax: 203-490-1150

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MT-BC position in the public schools, Newton, MA
The Newton Public School System in Newton MA is accepting applications for a board-certified MT to work with students preschool through high school, conduct assessments, and be part of IEP treatment teams.

Job opening in MA

For more info see:

Music Therapist- Brookline Music School

Brookline Music School, a private, nonprofit community school for the arts, seeks a part-time music therapist to:
provide music therapy sessions for clients with a range of needs; and

to teach piano to children with exceptionalities

The successful applicant will:

have current MT-BC status;

have experience with a broad range of clients;

have excellent clinical musicianship and experience running groups for children with exceptionalities;

be available to work at Brookline Music School’s Kennard Road location on Sundays; and

have flexibility to work other days as the position grows.

Brookline Music School offers competitive hourly compensation and ongoing opportunities for professional development. 
To Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a list of reference with email and telephone contact information to with the job title in the subject heading. Applicants should be prepared to give a short musical proficiency demonstration using voice with piano and/or guitar. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin immediately. 

South Shore Conservatory Job Opening

South Shore Conservatory


We are seeking a board certified music therapist to join our Creative Arts Therapies team. This is a part-time/fee for service position with immediate need to fill music therapy positions in Memory Care/Assisted Living, Integrated Preschool, and in-home service with medically fragile children and adolescents. It is anticipated that additional contract work will be available, including, 1:1, small group, and specialized ensemble work (chorus, handchimes). Hours are varied and could include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends. Services are provided on the South Shore and Southeastern Massachusetts. Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license is required.


Essential Duties:

  • Plan, organize, and lead goal directed music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse abilities, skills, and needs, in a variety of settings.
  • Prepare and maintain music therapy session plans, observations, progress reports, and materials as required and/or requested
  • Communicate with all stake holders (team, family, individual) in both written and verbal form
  • Collaborate with team, department, and others to develop and deliver effective and relevant treatment
  • Maintain board certification (MT-BC) through continuing education
  • Participate in scheduled SSC and departmental meetings, professional development, and supervision
  • Promote and support SSC programs, activities, and mission



  • Board Certification in Music Therapy (CBMT certification)
  • Proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice
  • Ability to improvise using both melodic and rhythm instruments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with a variety of populations, including geriatrics and early childhood
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation



  • Varies with contracts; based on experience.


Please send resume and cover letter to Eve Montague, MSM, MT-BC, Director, Creative Arts Therapies at

Posted, February, 2016



About South Shore Conservatory


South Shore Conservatory, (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest, not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 3500 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore. Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually. Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play. SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781-749-7565) and 64 St. George Street, Duxbury (781-934-2731). SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit


In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means. Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.


Lesley University Faculty Position Announcement

Lesley University Faculty Position Announcement 

We are looking for an Assistant Professor of Expressive Arts Therapy, in the undergraduate Division of Psychology & Applied Therapies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Lesley University, in Cambridge Massachusetts. 

Interested applicants should see the Lesley University website to apply. 

(Preferred applicants will represent the Music Therapy Area)


About Lesley University

Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts who shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Information on the Department:


Psychology and Applied Therapies is a multidisciplinary division within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We have over 430 undergraduate students in 5 majors (3 BS, 2 BA) in the areas of Expressive Arts Therapy, Art Therapy, Counseling, Holistic Psychology and Psychology. In our curriculum, we emphasize applied experiential learning as well as traditional academic scholarship. We have a strong clinical faculty, a developing research program and collaborations with the College of Art and Design and with the Graduate School of Social Sciences.


Job Description and Responsibilities


Full-time, 9-month Faculty teach three to four courses per semester and have the opportunity to develop the department’s offerings in expressive arts therapy and to assist in revising the expressive arts therapy curriculum. Preferred applicants will represent the music therapy area. In addition to teaching undergraduate students, faculty members advise undergraduate students, participate in curriculum development in a multidisciplinary Division, engage in academic scholarship, serve on appropriate college and university committees, and participate in recruitment and retention activities.


Requirements (Education, Experience and Skillsets):


§ Must have an earned masters degree, but preferred doctoral degree or ABD in creative arts therapy or a closely related field; music therapy speciality preferred

§ Preferred board certification or registration in area of specialty; LMHC preferred

§ Must have clinical experience in area of specialty. 

§ Must have an excellent record of teaching undergraduate or graduate students.

§ Demonstrated engagement in both artistic performance and academic scholarship—i.e., presentation, collaboration, and/or publication. 

§ Artistic performance, exhibition, and/or residencies are valued. 

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

§ Authorization to work in the United States.


Nancy Jo Cardillo, BC-DMT, LMHC, KMP

Coordinator Art and Expressive Art Therapy

Division of Psychology and Applied Therapies

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lesley University

(617) 349-8429; Fax: (617) 349-8326

Contracted music psychotherapist

Job Title: Contracted music psychotherapist
Type: Approximately 10 hrs/ week. Short-term, providing music psychotherapy coverage for the current therapist who will be on maternity leave. Opportunities for future expansion available as well.
Locations: Woburn and Marlborough
Salary: Highly competitive hourly rate, based on experience
Start Date: Mid February
Creative Arts Psychotherapy:

Creative Arts Psychotherapy is a team of creative arts therapy professionals dedicated to providing high quality creative psychotherapeutic services to individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We strive to meet our clients where they are, building on their strengths as we identify their needs. Through music, movement, art and verbal dialogue we encourage a full range of emotional communication and connection in our clients.  
Job Description: This position offers flexibility and the opportunity to provide depth-oriented music psychotherapy for clients with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Clinicians are provided with regular process-oriented supervision to help deepen their understanding of the clinical work. Primary responsibilities include running individual as well as two group music therapy sessions. 
Qualifications Include:

-MA in music therapy



-Strong musical ability

-Strong verbal and written communication skills

-Experience working with Alzheimer’s and related dementia

-Understanding of psychotherapeutic process

Please email resumes and to

Director of Music Therapy: Sherrill House Boston

Title: Director of Music Therapy
Location: Sherrill House, Boston, MA
Type: Full time – 40 hours with benefits
Pay: Salaried, based on experience
Benefits include:
§ Health insurance
§ Dental insurance
§ Life insurance
§ Short-term disability insurance and long-term disability options
§ Earned time for vacations, illness and personal use
§ Nine holidays/year
§ Retirement program
§ Credit Union

Start Date: January 2016 (could be flexible)
Overview of Sherrill House:
Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, has been providing innovative services and excellent care for more than one hundred years. We are proud to offer three specialized care programs, including short-term rehabilitation through our acclaimed Return to Home™ program, traditional long-term care, and our Special Care Program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Description Summary:
We are seeking a motivated, creative individual to direct an established, comprehensive music therapy program in our skilled nursing facility. The Director of Music Therapy will be responsible for assessing individuals and groups, writing progress notes, developing and implementing sessions, and working with an interdisciplinary team. The Director of Music Therapy will also be responsible for supervising practicum students as well as interns from Berklee College of Music.

Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy
Board certified and in good standing
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience
Extensive experience with elders, including those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Proficient in use of guitar, piano and voice
Experience in supervising interns and practicum students highly preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work closely with an interdisciplinary team including clinical and pastoral care staff

Please fax or email your cover letter and resume to:
Fax: 617-735-1713
E-mail: or

Dianne Wegiel, MT-BC
Director of Music Therapy

Music Therapist/Program Director – A Chance to Lead, Create and Inspire! 

A Chance to Lead, Create and Inspire!

Title:  Traditional Assisted Living Program Director-Music Therapist

Location:  Goddard House Assisted Living in Brookline MA,

Type:  Director, Exempt Full-time

Pay:  Salary, Based on Experience, full benefits include retirement program and

professional development opportunities

Start Date:  Posted 12-9-15 as immediate opening

About Goddard House:  Not-for-Profit Goddard House has been at the forefront of serving older adults since 1849. Today we offer traditional and memory support assisted living at our Brookline community.   Arts and expressive arts programing in music, art, movement and life storytelling are at heart of our approach to bring meaning to life and to engage the older adults and people with neurocognitive disorders that we serve.

Summary Description:  Goddard House is seeking a program director/music therapist with strong creative and management skills to oversee, develop and sustain all programming (including music, arts, fitness, educational and spiritual programs) for older adults who reside in traditional assisted living at Goddard House.  The Program Director supervises program staff and music therapy interns.  The Director works collaboratively with Goddard House staff team, families and residents.  Program Director reports to the Executive Director.

A formal job description is attached here and also available upon request from Goddard House.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy

MT-BC – Board Certified, in good standing

Preferred minimum experience of two (2) years working with older adults and people with dementia

Strong music skills

Experience in recruiting, training and managing people

Able to work flexible hours due to demands of position

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Please e-mail, fax or send your cover letter and resume to:

FAX:  617-731-5188

John Moniz III, Executive Director
Goddard House Assisted Living
165 Chestnut Street
Brookline, MA    02445


A Chance to Lead, Create & Inspire! 12-9-15

Music Technology Specialist for Central MA (6776)

Type: Fulltime


Develop, implement & document 1:1, small & large group music therapy sessions focusing on sensorimotor, communication, and affective skills. Provide ongoing consultation to each site and train staff as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in music therapy and Board Certification (MT-BC) must be completed and maintained. Experience working with people with extensive physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Experience with elders preferred. Experience working with Apple devices (MacBook, iPads,iTouch) and other assistive technology highly preferred. Valid driver’s license required; the position covers programs in Worcester, Devens & Milford (one site per day of week).



Please apply online at and use Job Code 6776





Rachel Jacobsen, MS, HFS

Associate Recruiter

Seven Hills Foundation

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