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Chair of the Center for Music Therapy


The Chair of the Center for Music Therapy (MT Chair) of The Music Settlement (TMS) will be a visionary leader responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of the Center’s strategic vision, public visibility, and managerial operations. Reporting to the President & CEO, the MT Chair will be the senior staff member accountable for the Music Therapy Center and will energize and execute all components of the Center’s strategic plan that relate to the Center and music therapy. The Chair shall foster professional relationships with the Board, faculty, staff, parents, clients, partner organizations, foundations, government agencies, individual donors, and music therapy professional organizations. The Chair will demonstrate passion for the profession and TMS’ mission and the opportunity to bring strategic and visionary thinking, innovation, relevant research, and thought leadership to the practice of music therapy at TMS. The Chair shall project warmth and energy, confidence, and proven leadership, as well as compassion, while leading a well-respected, historic music therapy program focused on a clinical music therapy model and working with diverse populations. The Chair will also oversee best practices in hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising music therapists, interns, and practicum students while maximizing earned and contributed revenues

Educational Requirements:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Music Therapy or a related field; Board Certified with 7 or more years’ experience post internship.


Current membership in the American Music Therapy Association and associated regional Association of Music Therapy. Prior experience in one or more of the following: community-based music therapy services (community school of the arts, private practice, outreach program); clinical practice with a variety of population groups (ages and disabilities); music therapy program; and personnel management and development. Also preferred are experiences with objective research and mixed methods of research techniques, publication, and presentation. Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills are required.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Music Therapy Center Management and Program Development
  • Leadership and Management of Music Therapy Center Staff
  • Staff Management and Development
  • Stakeholder Cultivation and Community Partner Engagement
  • Department and Budget Management
  • Other duties, as assigned.