MTSP Employment Opportunity


Music Therapist - Board Certified

Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC

St. Petersburg, Florida, and surrounding areas


Job Description

NOW HIRING! We're welcoming another dynamic MT-BC to join our team in beautiful St. Petersburg, FL. We offer competitive pay and a great work environment. We want to help you be the best therapist you can be, and to find fun and purpose in each day you practice music therapy. Contact us with any questions you may have, and learn more at We can't wait to meet you!

Music Therapist - Board Certified will work with a growing private practice to serve a rewarding variety of clinical populations. Our team is seeking a dynamic therapist who cares deeply about each client’s growth and well-being, who wants to make a difference for children with special needs, and bring a moment of joy and clarity for older adults in memory care settings. We provide competitive pay and a great work environment. We’re excited for another trustworthy professional, joyous musician, and effective therapist to join our team at Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC!

Introduce yourself and let us know what questions you may have. We look forward to meeting and helping you see if this will be a good fit for you. Applications for part- growing to full-time employment desired, though also accepting applications for contracting opportunities. Therapist will facilitate high-quality music therapy groups, individualized sessions, and adaptive music lessons. Sessions will be a mix of Assessment, treatment planning, musicianship, facilitation, documentation, internship program support, good interpersonal communication, advocacy, and all skills relevant to music therapy required.

Job will require commuting. Monday through Friday schedule will vary. Session planning resources, office and music equipment, repertoire, engaged team support, and additional resources will be available to help you best serve your new community.



Therapist must hold and maintain MT-BC credentials, driver’s license, reliable transportation, auto insurance, liability insurance, and ability to pass a criminal background check. Experience in medical, early childhood, older adult, and general private practice settings is ideal, but all work history will be considered. Ability to teach multiple instruments is helpful. 

All team members will adhere to MTSP’s mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and culture of integrity. We adhere to the American Music Therapy Association’s Scope of Practice, Standards of Clinical Practice, and Code of Ethics. Our self-motivated, organized, and independent music therapists provide support and mentorship for our internship program and enjoy time with fellow therapists.



Along with a complete resume and contact information sent to [email protected], please email 1) a letter introducing yourself and why you’d like to be considered for this position, 2) how early you would like to start, and 3) contact information for at least three professional references. You may also choose to submit a repertoire list, videos of performance or therapy practice, misc. projects for extra evidence, or any other supporting files you’d like to share.

Please direct all questions and applications to Program Director James Riley, MM, MT-BC at [email protected], or text/call (727) 350-7897.



To advance music, well-being, and humanity

Through compassionate, evidence-based music therapy

While continuing education, research, and advocacy


To be a treasured resource of St. Petersburg and surrounding communities, recognized for affecting real change with individuals and organizations through authentic relationships and the highest quality music therapy services; to partner with community, healthcare, and educational organizations to improve patient experience, health, and quality of life through innovative and clinically effective treatments; and to be a model initiative for music therapy practice and development.


Excellent communication and relationships;

Highest quality music therapy services; and

Healthy appetite for growth and development.


Detailed Job Description

Complete assessments to address specific needs and abilities of clients

Design treatment plans to address clinical goals and objectives

Plan and prepare for all sessions

Conduct one-on-one services, small and large group sessions, and occasional event performances

Demonstrate good self, client, and environmental awareness

Recognize limitations, and educate self on relevant clinical settings, therapeutic approaches, professional topics, etc.

Facilitate engaging and effective therapy sessions

Demonstrate musicianship through (at least) voice and guitar with expansive and responsive repertoire of patient preferred music

Accept varying work schedules

Adapt to unexpected conditions, circumstances, etc.

Communicate effectively with MTSP team, interdisciplinary teams, clients, client families, etc.

Provide support and mentorship for internship program

Advocate effectively for music therapy in general and MTSP in particular

Maintain good sanitary habits

Care for, clean, and help maintain instruments and equipment

Document detailed notes for clinical work in a timely manner

Maintain clear record of work hours

Exercise good time management

Follow through with all tasks and deadlines

Maintain current MT-BC credentials, reliable transportation, auto insurance, and liability insurance

Maintain reliable, detail-oriented, autonomous workmanship

Work well under pressure, and maintain appropriate self-care

Embody MTSP’s mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and culture of integrity. 

Comply with the American Music Therapy Association’s Scope of Practice, Standards of Clinical Practice, and Code of Ethics

Comply with HIPAA, patient safety, and communicate any gaps, inconsistencies, or inefficiencies in processes

Seek joy and satisfaction in music therapy practice