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Music Therapy Position

Music Therapy Position


Date Posted: October 15, 2022 Job Title: Music Therapist


Job Description: As a culturally-centered and social justice oriented practice, we are seeking a music therapy candidate who is reflexive, confident, organized, self-starting, and committed to social justice. The current position requires experience working with all ages (infant to adult) in a variety of clinical settings including schools, hospitals, community organizations and our own private clinical center. The candidate is expected to participate in critical reflexivity of their position as a music therapist, their clinical work, and develop personal development goals through weekly supervision. As a community centered practice, we provide individual and group therapy, while also engaging in community music therapy such as child enrichment groups, community choirs, music lessons, and other events. Clinical work takes place at the center, in community facilities, and client homes, in and around NH, southern Maine and northern MA, therefore the candidate must have reliable transportation. The candidate must be able to effectively communicate with other professionals, conduct assessments, plan, organize, lead music therapy sessions, document and evaluate progress toward individualized, co-created goals. Compensation allotted for travel and weekly supervision. Allowances for continuing education, supplies and instrument purchases, and mileage reimbursement (in addition to travel pay).


Required Education: B.A., B.S., or M.A. in Music Therapy with 1200 hours of clinical training.


Qualifications: Candidates for this position must be board-certified with a minimum of 2 years of experience. Experience working with both youth and adults in mental health settings as well as with youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred. Preferred candidates will need the ability to adapt to a variety of settings and clients in their caseload. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar, voice and rhythmic improvisation. 


Workplace: The Sonatina Center is a culturally centered practice that holistically supports each individual through a culturally and contextually-aware lens. We are an anti-racist and affirming workplace. We openly accomodate disabled applicants and would love to hear about how we can support you in your application. Employees participate in both individual and group supervision with other creative arts therapists at the center.

Hours: 15-25 hours to start; expected to grow to 35 hours within 6 months;


Salary: Hourly, based on experience (Salary range $35-$40/hour)


Benefits: Professional Liability Insurance, Paid Travel Time, Mileage Reimbursement, PTO (at 35+ hours), Professional Membership Reimbursement, Certification Dues, Professional Development Reimbursement, Instrument Budget. 


Organization: The Sonatina Center, LLC; 750 Central Ave, STE U, Dover, NH 03820


Start Date: Mid-February 2023


How to Apply: Please send (email) resume and cover letter to Marissa Scott, MA, MT-BC, CLD, at: 603-978-4808. Your cover letter must outline how you align and embody our mission statement and why you feel you would be a good fit for this position. Resume and cover letter should be attached as a PDF document. Applications without these requirements will not be considered.