Position Available: Board-Certified Music Therapist

Application Deadline:  June 15, 2019

MusicWorx and Resounding Joy are happy to announce that we are looking to add a Board-Certified music therapist to our clinical team!

We are expanding and are in need of another team member!!! 

If you have applied before, note that videos, while no longer in initial application, will be required for finalists.



Founded in 1987, MusicWorx is a music therapy and wellness agency whose mission is to create, nurture, and maintain an environment of growth and unlimited potential for those around us. We are an innovative, established private practice that serves children and adults with developmental, neurological, medical, and mental health needs in clinics, schools, hospitals, and community settings throughout the greater San Diego area.  MusicWorx is both an AMTA-compliant provider of music therapy services and an AMTA-approved clinical training site for degreed music therapists working toward national board certification.



Barbara Reuer, an internationally-recognized leader in music therapy, founded Resounding Joy in 2004 and has guided the organization’s growth from a group of volunteers with a closet of instruments to San Diego’s primary nonprofit provider of music therapy.  Resounding Joy serves the community through three primary programs designed for underserved populations: Semper Sound, Mindful Music, and Healing Notes.

  • Semper Sound is devoted to military service member rehabilitation and transition to civilian life.
  • Mindful Music trains volunteers to use recreational and supportive music with seniors of all abilities.
  • Healing Notes improves medical outcomes and quality of life for children struggling with severe or life-limiting diagnoses.



  • Full Time Employee (benefits-eligible)

The position is primarily clinical but will require documentation, travel, and organization assistance as needed.  Employment will be with the company where the staff member spends their majority of time, with additional hours supplemented by the sister agency.



The company executive office is located near Del Mar in north coastal San Diego County, California.  Music therapists may provide services throughout San Diego County.  Mileage reimbursement is provided between client locations.



The start date for this position is July 1, 2019 or earlier.



  • Has a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and is board-certified
  • Is currently a Neurologic Music Therapist or wishes to become trained in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)
  • Desires a fast-paced work environment with a diverse caseload
  • Is a skilled clinical musician, strong in voice, guitar, piano and drumming
  • Enjoys a variety of clientele and clinical settings within a relationship-centered, patient-centered framework
  • Wants to contribute to the field of music therapy
  • Utilizes and demonstrates soft skills in your work on a regular basis (i.e. leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving, work ethic, adaptability, and interpersonal skills)
  • Has an interest in product and program development
  • Is a dependable, responsible team player
  • Is committed to advocating for our profession at the regional and national level
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Can successfully complete a background check, TB test, and drug test
  • Has comfort and familiarity with Google products (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, and GDrive)
  • Has reliable transportation
  • Has interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Wants to be a part of a fun and dynamic team of music therapists
  • Is looking for an employment position and not looking to start your own business



  • Clinical Music Therapy
    1. Working with a variety of clients in multiple settings, primarily:
      1. Older adults (memory care and retirement settings)
      2. Adults with special needs
      3. Children with special needs
      4. Medical settings
    2. Facilitates both group and individual sessions
    3. Documents impact on a regular and timely basis
  • Intern Supervision: Provides mentorship and guidance to MusicWorx interns during services and through personal meetings.
  • Volunteer Training & Supervision: Assists with and eventually lead training for musically-inclined volunteers to provide supportive music to older adults.
  • Facilitates business growth through networking and customer service.
  • Attends and participates in event-related activities and meetings as requested.
  • Exercises good judgment and confidentiality in dealing with volunteers, donors, and staff.
  • Time Commitment: Hours vary, but include afternoon/evening hours and occasionally weekends.


Reporting Relationships Supervised by the CEO or designated Senior Leadership Team member



  • Salary negotiable
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • CBMT dues
  • AMTA membership dues
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Provision of work cell phone
  • Provision of either a company laptop or iPad
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Sick days, holidays, and PTO
  • Access to the company’s expansive resource library and instrument inventory
  • Potential for regional and national conference attendance


Barbara Reuer, CEO and Founder
10455 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92121


Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace

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CEO / Founder
P: 858.457.2201

11300 Sorrento Valley Rd., Ste. 104,
San Diego, CA