Careers

Manchester Community Music School serves over 1,500 individuals each year through a wide array of high quality programs including early childhood classes, private lessons, Suzuki, ensembles, music therapy, summer camps, and community outreach programs.

Teaching Positions

We are always looking for talented faculty. If you’re interested in being considered to teach at the Music School, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Music Therapist Positions

We are looking for a Board Certified Music Therapist. Full job description is listed below. If you are a Board-Certified Music Therapist and wish to submit an application please send your resume and cover letter to Director of Music Therapy, Suzanne Denu, MT-BC at suzannedenu@mcmusicschool.org.

Music Therapy Internship Programming at MCMS

MCMS is pleased to offer the opportunity for community-based field experience for qualified music therapy students under the supervision of Board Certified Music Therapists on staff. As a community-based setting, MCMS offers the opportunity for the intern to gain valuable experience with individuals of all ages who may:

  • Identify as neurodivergent
  • Have an intellectual disability
  • Have a physical disability
  • At-risk youth

Typical settings the intern can expect to experience may include:

  • Individual and group sessions on site at MCMS
  • Individual sessions (related service/IEP-based or private pay) sessions at a client’s home or local school
  • Group sessions at a local school, community-based service, or outreach partnership site (e.g., YMCA, Center for New Americans, etc.)

If you wish to discuss the possibility of a music therapy internship at MCMS please contact Director of Music Therapy, Suzanne Denu, MT-BC at suzannedenu@mcmusicschool.org.

Staff Positions

 Ensemble Manager 

  • Primarily focused on NHYE ensembles (string prep, concert orchestra, concert band, symphony orchestra) 
  • Communicate important information about ensembles and school to parents and students throughout the entire year, including summer 
  • Organize and oversee auditions 
  • Mail packets of audition results and ensemble information 
  • Creating ensemble event calendars 
  • September Ensemble Retreat Day creating activities, running parent meetings, organizing logistics of day, overseeing entire day 
  • Communicating important details to conductors throughout the year, as well arranging meetings  
  • On Tuesdays, help ensembles with setup and take down of equipment  
  • Preparing music for ensemble and conductors (one intern from ensemble) 
  • Taking attendance and contacting families of absent students 
  • Welcoming and orienting new students within the ensemble, conductor and school 
  • Occasionally going out to other schools recruiting students 
  • Concert Day: Organizing the overall logistics of days (ensemble order, warmup rooms, etc.); stage crew and emceeing for concerts; production manager for the day; lastly cleanup (1-2 staff members helping w/take down or greeting, volunteers help with stage crew) 

Hours: 

Tuesdays – 7 hours Ensemble Manager 

                   1 hour staff meeting 

Planning and organizing – 2 hours/week 

TOTAL = 10 hours/week 

Annual Salary $15,000 

Board Certified Music Therapist 

The Manchester Community Music School is seeking a Board-Certified Music Therapist to join its growing Community Music Therapy Practice.

The Manchester Community Music School serves over 1,500 individuals each year through a wide range of programs including private lessons, early childhood classes, group classes, the largest ensemble program north of Boston, an extensive community outreach program providing music education and music therapy services to area schools and youth serving organizations, and a well-established music therapy program. The Music School is seeking enthusiastic Board-Certified Music Therapists from diverse backgrounds with skills and experiences to share both in therapeutic practice, and within our professional peer supervision model.

Qualifications:

• BA, BS, or MA in Music Therapy or Music Therapy Equivalency from an accredited Music Therapy program.

• Completion of internship/clinical training hours, and Board-Certification exam with MT-BC credential obtained.

• Ability to demonstrate proficiency in clinical musicianship on guitar, piano, percussion and voice.

• Driver’s license in good standing with willingness to travel independently to off-site locations in the surrounding Manchester, NH area.

• Minimum 1 year experience working as a Music Therapist, either professional or internship experience accepted.

• Strengths in developmentally appropriate practices, decision making, written communication, and the ability to work independently.

• Knowledge of third-party billing and use of Medicaid in music therapy reimbursement a plus!

Job Responsibilities:

• Design and implement music therapy sessions and groups based on client and family goals and objectives.

• Monitor client progress and create/provide appropriate documentation based on requirements of the location or agency where therapy is received.

• Communicate with the families and or agencies involved in the ongoing care of music therapy clientele, and provide all documentation as needed within required time periods. Communicate any changes in service delivery or client status to Director of Music Therapy immediately.

• Maintain your MT-BC credential in good standing through ongoing continued education and participation.

• Advocate for music therapy services and the clients of those served by music therapists in the greater community and educate MCMS partners, stakeholders, other professionals, and families.

• Engage in clinical supervision experiences and meetings within the MCMS Music Therapy Department.

Job Description:

We are welcoming new and well-seasoned board-certified Music Therapy professionals to join the wellestablished Music Therapy Department at the Manchester Community Music School! You should have your MT-BC credential and reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license and insurance. You should be able to demonstrate proficiency on guitar, piano, voice and percussion instruments. You should be able to plan, implement, evaluate, and deliver meaningful music therapy experiences with individuals as well as within a dyad or group format. You should have a sense of humor and not take yourself too seriously, but also have the ability to advocate for your clients and for our profession!

Within our department at the Manchester Community Music School, we have 3 music therapy studio spaces for on-site individual sessions, as well as “NH’s first” Community Music School Sensory Room, and offices for our staff. Larger spaces within our Music School allow room for groups of various sizes. Our on-site instrument library is healthy and plentiful! Our department currently serves 9 school districts and partners with multiple community organizations whose work is with persons of various ages and cultures, having diverse needs and circumstances. We are seeking to grow our programming based on the needs we are identifying through ongoing communication with our local community partnerships. This is why we may need YOU!

Benefits:

• Hourly rate $18 – $38 commensurate with experience

• Mileage Reimbursement at the current IRS rate

• Reimbursement of Travel Time

• Flexible Schedule/Hours

• 25% employee discount for all MCMS lessons, ensembles and classes for ongoing learning and practice

• Financial assistance for ongoing professional development

• Health insurance is available for individuals working more than 15 hours per week

Resumes emailed to: Suzannedenu@mcmusicschool.org Suzanne Denu, MT-BC Director of Music Therapy, Early Childhood and Adaptive Lessons

Manchester Community Music School 2291 Elm Street Manchester, NH (603) 644-4548 x206