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Music Therapist - Part Time Position (Afternoon/Evening)


Job Title

Music Therapist


Brief Description

The Hochstein School’s Expressive Arts Department encompasses music, art and dance movement therapy; adaptive lesson instruction; and arts-based wellness/enrichment programming. We offer empowering and enriching individual and group sessions. Most of our individual sessions take place at Hochstein and run between 30-60 min whereas most of our groups take place out in the community (at group homes, residences, long-term care facilities, and day habilitation programs) and usually run for 60 min. These groups typically meet weekly or bi-monthly, though some meet twice weekly.



All applicants should have:

  • An interest in working with individuals/groups of all ages/abilities, particularly adults with I/DD
  • A desire to work collaboratively as part of a team (with faculty, caregivers, and service providers)
  • Passion for community music therapy and person-centered care
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Afternoon/evening availability
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • MT-BC credential (within 6 mos of hire date)


Starting Date




Part-time hours: 2-5 hrs/wk (after 3:00 pm, primarily Wed/Thurs) with room to grow

Hourly compensation commensurate with experience


Please send your resume, cover letter, and three references to Expressive Arts chair Jennifer Phillips at jennifer.phillips@hochstein.org.


September 2022


Hochstein is a diverse community of teachers and learners and BIPOC candidates are encouraged to apply.


The Hochstein School was founded in commemoration of genius and is dedicated to providing access to opportunity regardless of age, level of skill, ethnicity, or ability to pay. Hochstein’s vibrant community of musicians, dancers, and supporters choose to come together to develop the ability to speak and communicate through music, dance, and expressive arts (music, art, and dance therapy). Established in 1920 as The David Hochstein Memorial Music School, today Hochstein serves approximately 3,500 students annually from a 12-county region surrounding Rochester, N.Y. and continues its commitment to the Rochester community by offering a variety of free and low-cost concerts and performances in the Hochstein Performance Hall and locations around our city throughout the year.