Music Therapy Department Chair

About the Opportunity

The Music Therapy Department Chair will be responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of the FIM Flint School of Performing Arts Music Therapy Program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Foster and leverage FSPA’s strong reputation as an extraordinary community school of the arts to sustain current programming and to develop future opportunities for innovation, expansion, and growth in the music therapy department.
  • Grow the Music Therapy client enrollment by increasing the client base and outside partner organization service contracts, specialties, skilled staff, and increased daytime and evening use of facilities.
  • Design, develop, research, and publish projects appropriate to the client base and of local and national significance to the field of music therapy, collaborating with the grants department to secure any required funding.
  • Develop new, long-term collaborative and strategic partnerships in practice areas of health care, social services, education, and recreation with community organizations to advance the music therapy footprint throughout Genesee County and the rest of Southeast Michigan, etc.
  • Ensure the highest-level quality of music therapy programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse client population.
  • Determine program goals and develop strategies to meet them.
  • Oversee all music therapy in-house and outreach-partner organization contracts and the implementation and success of all contracts.
  • Maintain compliance with Code of Ethics & Standards – HIPAA and AMTA (American Music Therapy Association)
  • Follow all policies and procedures of FIM as provided in the Employee Handbook and under the President and CEO.
  • Ensure the completion of all documentation required both in Therapy Notes and as noted within the care plan and any other grant/funder requirements.
  • Update care plans as needed to continue to expand goals for clients.
  • Oversee music therapists and continue to mentor and grow the team.
  • Update job descriptions, as necessary
  • Create accountability metrics
  • Anticipate and address concerns of parents, students, faculty, staff and external partners.
  • Complete administrative paperwork as requested by the VP, Performing Arts Instruction.
  • Payroll documentation
  • Attendance Data
  • Work collaboratively with other department chairs, program leaders, and staff alike.
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Music Therapy or a related field
  • Board Certified with 3 or more years’ experience post internship
  • Current membership in the American Music Therapy Association
  • Prior experience in one more of the following: community-based music therapy services (community school of the arts, private practice, outreach program).
  • Practicing with a variety of population groups (age and disabilities)
  • Demonstrated effective Written and Oral Communication Skills, required.

Compensation and Benefit Information:

  • 401K
  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee Discount

Application Instructions

Interested applicants must submit a resume to Should you require additional information, please call 810-238-1350.

The FSPA seeks a diverse applicant pool.