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Music Therapist

Summary of Position

The Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) is seeking a motivated, creative, passionate, and community-oriented Music Therapist (MT). The music therapist will primarily work with adults with developmental disabilities at community sites throughout Boston. The music therapist will be a responsible, dependable, committed individual who will work diligently to help individuals meet their goals. They will provide culturally inclusive, client-centered, and accessible clinical services.

Status: Part-time hourly, exempt

Start Date: ASAP (as early as March 2023)

Schedule: 4-8 hours per week in person, Monday to Friday, varies by community partner site

Specific Responsibilities:

Music Therapy

  • Design and provide engaging, culturally inclusive, learner-centered, accessible, and motivating music therapy sessions that address client needs
  • Collaborate with music therapy team and CECM to set customized treatment goals for clients
  • Document assessments, weekly and quarterly progress reports, annual agency profiles, and/or other reports related to individual clients or client groups
  • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with direct service staff and administrative teams at community sites
  • Communicate with caregivers as necessary regarding client progress
  • Work with clients and site staff to develop mid and end-of-year culminating events when applicable (concert, recording, community event, etc.)
  • Supervise Berklee College of Music undergraduate students as part of their practicum placement



  • MT-BC required
  • Must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S as CMCB is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time
  • Must be able to comply with company-wide COVID-19 vaccination verification or regular testing requirement
  • A minimum of three (3) months working with adults with disabilities, six (6) months preferred
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as professional values and knowledgeable to their application in the field of music therapy
  • Ability to adapt clinical work to the needs of partners, 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 communication skills in conversing with students, community partners, families, and colleagues
  • Positive attitude and growth mindset
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Forms, and Google Sheets) and Zoom


  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Bilingual skills are a plus but not required
  • Access to a vehicle for transportation between sites

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the person in this position must be able to to remain in a stationary position 50-75% of the time. They need to occasionally move around the space to access teaching supplies and instruments and must be able to use a variety of instruments. They must also converse with students in a normal classroom setting and discern and recognize changes in tone, pitch, rhythm, and volume. They may occasionally move or transport supplies and instruments up to 10 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits

$54-57 per hour for direct service, commensurate with experience

Benefits include paid sick time, an employer-contributed 403(b) retirement plan, paid professional development opportunities, employee assistance program, commuter benefits, usage of facilities for practice and performance, and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.

Application Instructions

Please apply at Please be prepared to submit the below materials (addressed to Chris Perry, Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs) as part of your application:

  • A cover letter which addresses your capabilities, experiences, and interests
  • A current resume or CV
  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) references from within the past 5 years, indicating your relationship with each

Incomplete applications may not be considered. Applications will be reviewed beginning March 7th as they are received, and this position will remain open for applications until filled. 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. BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and members of other historically disenfranchised and marginalized populations are strongly encouraged to apply.