Music Therapist, GSPP

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Community Engagement

Position Summary

Military and Veteran families need a wider variety of culturally competent services offered within their communities including music therapy, social groups, peer supports, and father focused care to increase access to mental health in manners acceptable to Military and Veteran populations. To assist this growing need, the Sturm Center and the CUB Clinic at DU are seeking to hire a Board-Certified Music Therapist (BC-MT).  This contract position is for a board-certified music therapist to sustain an established music therapy program under the Caring for Denver grant. A board-certified music therapist will provide clinical music therapy including designing and implementing treatment programs for servicemembers, veterans, and their eligible families/supportive others. Music therapy sessions will provide military-affiliated clientele assistance in achieving outcomes using music therapy protocols to motivate creative processes and develop skill sets for use outside the music therapy session. This is a non-benefited position funded by a grant that ends November 30, 2024.


This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.


Essential Functions

  • Assist Project Director with operations pertaining to the MT groups.
  • Assist with outreach for client referrals for music therapy.
  •  Plan, organize, and facilitate goal-directed music therapy group sessions.
  • Devise interventions congruent with current goals and group needs.
  • Assist with all evaluation activities.
  • Track progress toward grant deliverables and regularly report to Project Director and Grant Administrator.
  • Attend biweekly Caring for Denver meeting 1x/month.
  • Assist with trainings and workshops.
  • Complete other duties as requested/assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong organization, communication, and administration skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of music applications to benefit music therapy sessions.
  • Knowledge of music production software.
  • Skills in leading interventions related to music improvisation on various instruments.
  • Understanding of military culture and experience interacting with military populations.
  • Knowledge and experience in working in trauma-informed care.
  • Knowledge of other technology that would be integrated in the clinical setting.
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to adapt to manage and embrace new tasks and evolving job duties

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in music therapy or a music therapy equivalency degree from an accredited education and training program approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
  • Experience with data collection, data analysis, and project management
  • Experience with financial management
  • Board Certification in Music Therapy (MT-BC).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Neurologic music therapy (NMT).
  • Experience with psychological training
  • Experience with tele-behavioral health

Work Schedule

Work schedule will vary depending on programmatic needs. 

Hourly Range:

Th pay for this position is $50.00/hour.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday June 22nd, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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