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Music Therapist

Job Title: Music Therapist
Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Boston, MA, US
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Job Description:

CMCB is seeking a Music Therapist to provide music therapy services at our many partner sites. The Music Therapist will lead weekly group music therapy sessions and may also work cross-departmentally providing adaptive music lessons and/or music education classes. CMCB offers the unique opportunity to work with nearly all age groups in clinical, community, and school settings, and this position is a great fit for clinicians with supervisory experience who are committed to providing community music therapy services or clinicians who are looking to explore working with new populations. Like all roles at CMCB, there is significant investment in professional development training, mentorship from senior staff, including supervision by a Board-Certified Music Therapist, and opportunity for future promotion within the organization.
Status: Part-time hourly, Exempt
Start Date: ASAP / September 2023
Schedule: In-person, Monday – Friday
Specific Responsibilities:
Music Therapy and Curriculum Development

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
Participate in curriculum development and program planning


Observe and assess programming at community partner sites
Attend culminating events and meetings with administrators at other school and community sites as needed
Attend required meetings and professional development opportunities
Participate in bi-weekly supervision, mid-year, and annual performance reviews with CECM
Communicate clearly with CMCB staff and partners
Additional responsibilities as assigned by CECM or SDCEP


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
Minimum of three (3) months experience working with adults with disabilities, six (6) months preferred
Must be adept at and comfortable with working in a culturally diverse environment
Access to reliable transportation to and from sites
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
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and Google Suite


Knowledge of and experience in the arts, education, and public school settings
Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and/or Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) is highly desirable
Further opportunities are available for candidates with demonstrated supervisory experience

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 clients 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
Starting at $63/hour, commensurate with experience
Benefits include commuter benefits (transit and parking), paid sick time (earned on an accrual basis), employer-contributory 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, discounts on music instruction at CMCB, and paid professional development opportunities, such as recertification.
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 September 18 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.

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