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CMCB Job Opening: Music Therapist (Part-Time)

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


MT-BC required

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

Physical Demands

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.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume by email to 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.


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.