Title: Music Therapist (Part-Time)
Summary of Position
The Music Therapy Department at the Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) is seeking a motivated, creative, passionate, and community-oriented Music Therapist. The Music Therapist will work with a variety of populations and age groups at various community outreach sites through the Community Engagement Programs and at CMCB through the Community Music School.
Status: Part-time (2-5 hours/week)
Start Date: May/June 2021
Reports to: Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs
Works Closely With: SDCEP, Music Therapists, Music Therapy Interns
Provide weekly music therapy services in individual and group settings
Facilitate sessions remotely via Zoom
Facilitate sessions in person once state and local guidelines allow
Complete documentation including assessments, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles
Fill out attendance sheet in an accurate and timely manner for payroll
Attend quarterly Music Therapy Department staff meetings, present in-services, attend community events as a representative of CMCB, and participate in professional development opportunities
Communicate with direct service staff and administrative teams at community outreach sites; communicate with caregivers regarding client progress
Provide supervision for Music Therapy Interns and Berklee College of Music practicum students
Use Community Music Center of Boston email address to stay in communication with CMCB colleagues and supervisor
Two years of professional experience, which will allow the music therapist to supervise interns
Ability to facilitate music therapy sessions remotely
Understanding of the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion practices and their application to the field of music therapy
Experience with music production, engineering, and songwriting
Ability to adapt clinical work to differing needs of agencies, groups, and individual clients
Proficiency in clinical musicianship, clinical improvisation, voice, and accompanying instrument.
Ability to effectively plan, facilitate, and document music therapy sessions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments
Compensation and Benefits
Salary – $32-35/hour
Benefits include non-contributory 403(b) retirement plan and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.
Please send a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com. Please address the cover letter to Chris Perry, Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs. Application deadline is May 28, 2021. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.
ABOUT COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF BOSTON
Community Music Center of Boston is an arts education nonprofit founded in 1910, with a mission to transform lives by providing equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. Over 4,000 students participate in our programs every week. We are proud to act as the largest external provider of arts education to the Boston Public Schools, supporting rigorous, relevant, and culturally-responsive musical instruction for one of the most diverse school districts in the nation. CMCB’s Community Music School Division offers lessons, group classes, ensembles, and early childhood programming at our headquarters in Boston’s South End. Our Community Engagement Programs operate in partnership with a dozen public schools, a dozen social service agencies, and a variety of community centers, housing developments, and charter schools, supporting programs throughout virtually every neighborhood in Boston, in-school, after-school, and in the summer.
Community Music Center of Boston is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and students and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.