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Manchester Community Music School

Part-Time (hourly) Board Certified Music Therapist
Manchester Community Music School Music Therapy Program

The Manchester Community Music School serves over 1,200 students each year through a wide array of high quality music programs, including private lessons, music therapy, early childhood, Suzuki, summer camps, NH Youth Ensemble Program, and community music programs. Our Music Therapists provide in-house MT services and also work in partnership with public schools, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and an adult day program in Manchester and surrounding communities.  We are excited that our Music Therapy Program is growing and we are looking for Board Certified Music Therapists to join our great team! This part-time (hourly) position has the potential for increasing hours as our program continues to expand and new contracts develop.

Interested and qualified individuals must be comfortable working independently and with one or more of the client groups listed below:

–   Seniors in assisted living facilities
–   Children, teens, and young adults in individual and/or group settings at the Manchester Community Music School as well as within school and/or other community settings.

Essential Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

–   Planning, organizing, and leading goal focused music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse skills, abilities, and needs in a variety of locations
–   Documenting all music therapy sessions and client communications, and completing required periodic reports
–   Collaborating with other members of treatment teams, including family members and staff when applicable
–   Communicating with MCMS MT Department staff on a regular and on-going basis regarding client progress, issues, and questions

Hours could include daytime, afterschool, and/or evening times. Reliable transportation is required as this position involves travel in Manchester and southern New Hampshire.

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Scott, Director of Music Therapy
Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 644-4548

Changing lives through the power of learning, sharing and making music.

Part Time Music Therapist

Job Description: Part Time Music Therapist

Hours: Varied, but primarily weekday/after-school hours

Salary: $40-$44.00 per hour depending upon experience and education

Facility Name: Powers Music School, Belmont (accessible by public transportation)

Director, Helen Clapp Stevenson 617-484-4696

Qualifications: MT-BC, preference may be given to individuals with early childhood experience

Population: individual’s with mental, physical and cognitive disabilities.

Starting Date: February 2013

Description of position:  Powers is a Community Music School with a mission to provide quality music education and outreach programs that foster a lifelong appreciation of music.  The music therapy program at Powers has been serving individuals with a range of disabilities in the community for the past two decades. Individual’s are screened by the music therapy department chair and are enrolled by the school for 16 week semesters.  Most sessions are one half hour in length. Contact with and feedback to parents and caregivers are an important part of the job.  This is a substitute position covering the maternity leave of a therapists existing caseload and will run from approximately February-May 2014.


Contact person: please contact Michael Bertolami, MA, MT-BC at (617)584-6862, or email questions to: mbert_man@yahoo.com<mailto:mbert_man@yahoo.com>  Interviews are beginning immediately.

Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston

We currently are seeking two Music Therapists. One of the positions is 15 hours per week and will work out of our Danvers location to service the North Shore. Our other position is 10 hours per week to service the Greater Boston area. The job summary follows:


Reporting to the Manager of Psycho-Social Support Services, the Music Therapist is responsible for providing services to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston patients and families/caregivers through engagement in a variety of creative art modalities, specifically music, to enhance quality of life. The Music Therapist offers visual music to foster relaxation, stress reduction, self-expression, and memory making.


Essential Functions:


Conducts initial assessment and reassessments of patient/caregiver needs relative to music therapy.

Develops plan of care incorporating music modalities and addressing individual patient/ caregiver needs.

Implements ongoing music therapy interventions with patients and/or family/caregivers.

Adapts techniques, interventions, and materials to accommodate physical and cognitive limitations.

Educates patients and families/caregivers regarding music therapy techniques and promotion of these techniques for self-implementation.

Evaluates plan of care and music therapy interventions on an ongoing basis.

Assists with memorial services as requested by agencies or families by providing expressive music.

Completes required documentation for all assessments and ongoing music therapy services.

Attends and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings, and in-services as appropriate.

Trains and consults with team members, including volunteers, to provide access to creative experiences for patients and their families/caregivers.

Provides educational in-services to staff and volunteers to maintain awareness of the role of music therapy in addressing patient/caregiver needs.

Provides supervision to volunteers and music therapy student interns.



Bachelor’s degree in Music from an accredited program.

Current board certification, or eligibility for registration or board certification within one year of hire.

Must obtain and maintain any applicable certification required for the performance of this functional role as defined by HNSGB.

Proficient in the use of a wide variety of art media and creative techniques and interventions.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.

Minimum of one year of experience in both acute care and home care settings preferred.

Previous experience with adults in chronic/terminal health preferred.

Knowledge and skills in utilizing music as therapeutic modalities with adults and families.

Knowledge of grief/loss theory and its interaction with individual and family development.

Ability to work with patients and their families/caregivers in their place of residence (home, hospital, assisted living facility, nursing home, or Kaplan Family Hospice House).

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with members of the interdisciplinary team.

Excellent skills in listening and communicating with patients and their families/ caregivers to assist in processing memories and emotions evoked through the creative experience.

Licensed driver with reliable transportation and automobile insurance

Come Join Our Team as a Music Therapist

  • Are you passionate about music therapy and feel confident about your skills?
  • Do you believe that you can work with many different types of clients if given the chance?
  • Would you like to be part of a growing team of music therapists, providing services to a diverse group of clients?

We are seeking a confident, mature and highly motivated Board Certified Music Therapist to join our team. This is a part-time position with the possibility of increasing hours over time as contracts develop. Hours could include daytime, afterschool and weekend hours. Contracts are located in the Greater Boston area and require reliable transportation. Please send your resume and letter of interest in pdf format tohelp@romanmusictherapy.com.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Planning, organizing and leading goal driven music therapy sessions for groups and individuals with diverse skills, abilities, and needs in a variety of locations
  • Documenting all music therapy sessions, client communications, and required periodic reports in our HIPAA Compliant electronic documentation system
  • Collaborate with other members of treatment teams, including family members and staff when applicable
  • Communicate with Lead Music Therapists and Clinical Director of RMTS on a regular and on-going basis regarding client progress, issues, and questions
  • Participate in scheduled individual and group supervision as scheduled
  • Demonstrate a professional attitude to all clients, prospects, and other professionals at all times
  • Maintain MT-BC Credential through CMTE’s and participation in professional conferences, including, but not limited to, music therapy conferences

Why work with us?

  • Be part of a dynamic team of Music Therapists
  • Participate in both individual and group supervision with other Music Therapists
  • Benefit from the music therapy resources of Roman Music Therapy Services with books, journals, instruments and a community of experienced clinicians
  • Be part of successful programs for all ages that are well established throughout Eastern Massachusetts
  • Increase your advocacy skills as you educate the community about music therapy
  • Mileage reimbursement for sessions
  • Paid Training and Supervision Time
  • Ongoing Continuing Education, including earning CBMT Credits through Roman Music Therapy Services
  • A diverse case load working with young children, children and adults with special needs and older adults

Required Education:

  • BA, BS, or MA in Music Therapy with completed 1040 hours of clinical training
  • Board Certification as a Music Therapist (MT-BC)
  • Demonstrate proficiency of clinical musicianship on piano, guitar and voice and rhythmic improvisation

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a reliable car and current driver’s license
  • Excellent communication skills with our team and our clients

Hours and Pay Range:

  • Part Time Fee For Service Employees will work an average of 1-22 hours a week depending on contract work available
  • Pay will vary based on education and experience

Job Setting:

  • On-site at Roman Music Therapy Services in Melrose, MA and off site visits in the surrounding Greater Boston, Metro West, South Shore and North Shore areas through contracts with schools, community programs, agencies, and individual families

Position Reports to: Clinical Director, Roman Music Therapy Services

Our Mission: 
Roman Music Therapy Services strives to meet the diverse needs of the community within facilities, schools, nursing homes, senior centers, towns, and cities through music therapy experiences, education, and resources.  Our team of music therapists uses the power of music to support personal and interpersonal growth and enhance the life of the community.  Using musical tools new possibilities and opportunities are created for reaching our full potential.




Warm Regards,


Leslie Aylward
Office Manager
Roman Music Therapy Services
423 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176
781-665-0700 Phone
781-665-0701 Fax
www.RomanMusicTherapy.com <http://www.RomanMusicTherapy.com>
www.SproutingMelodies.com <http://www.SproutingMelodies.com>

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