Music Therapist (Part-Time)

Music Therapy

Close Date
31 May 2019

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 provide quality music therapy services at various community outreach sites and at CMCB. The Music Therapy Department serves individuals from a variety of populations and age groups.  The current available work includes older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia as well as work with school age children with developmental and behavioral needs. Experience with one of these populations is preferred.  

Status: Part-time (10-15 hours, weekdays).  

There is the potential to increase hours in the future.  

Start date: June 17th

Reports to: Director of Music Therapy

Works Closely With: Director of Music Therapy, Music Therapists and Music Therapy Interns


  • Provide weekly music therapy services in individual and group settings

  • Complete documentation including assessments, weekly progress notes, quarterly progress reports, and annual agency profiles

  • Participate in weekly supervision with the Director of Music Therapy, complete professional development opportunities, and onboarding tasks, attend quarterly Music Therapy Department staff meetings, present in-services and attend community events as a representative of CMCB

  • Communicate with direct service staff and administrative teams at community outreach sites.  Communicate with caregivers regarding client progress

  • Use the Community Music Center of Boston email address to stay in communication with the Music Therapy Department team

  • Provide supervision for Music Therapy Interns and Berklee College of Music practicum students

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy

  • MT-BC required through Certification Board of Music Therapists

  • Experience with a variety of populations and age groups

  • Ability to adapt clinical work to different agency, group and individual client needs

  • Flexible and comfortable in different clinical settings, work environments and community spaces

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Valid driver’s license (dependable vehicle suggested but not required)

  • Proficiency in clinical musicianship and clinical improvisation.  Proficiency in voice and accompanying instrument.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Understanding of the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion practices and their application to the field of music therapy

  • Ability to effectively plan, facilitate and document music therapy sessions

Physical Demands

  • Requires physical stamina to transport, lift and distribute instruments

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Marie Tai, Chief Operating Officer at:

Please no phone calls, emails or walk-ins

The application process will close on May 15th.