Registered Music Therapist

Southern Music Therapy Ltd – Christchurch, Canterbury

Southern Music Therapy is recruiting a Registered Music Therapist with experience working with both children in special education and children and adults with neurological conditions like Stroke, and Traumatic brain injury, as well  as progressive neurological conditions like Dementia, MS and Parkinson’s.

You will be working alongside a dynamic supportive Music Therapy team and contribute to the development of our therapeutic services, with a specialist area working with people with neurological conditions.

You will be delivering individual and group music therapy sessions to clients across Canterbury. We have 3 Music Therapy clinic spaces in the beautiful garden city of Christchurch, as well as outreach work in the community.  You will also be a part of the opening of our newest Music Therapy clinic space at Braintree Wellness Centre which is a first-of-its-kind project that will support people living with neurological conditions to live well.

The position is a 30 hour a week role, working Tuesday – Friday, with potential to increase to full time.

The Right Candidate

  • Two years’ experience and have completed NMT training or working towards this within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Strong oral and written communication in the English language
  • Contribute ideas and hard work to improve SMT every day.
  • Visa to work in New Zealand, or necessary requirements to apply for the visa
  • Registration with the New Zealand Registration board, or the qualifications necessary to attain registration.
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle.
  • Independent, professional, proactive, self-directed and energetic work ethic.
  • Experience working with a variety of clinical populations.
  • Comfortable with a variety of Music Therapy approaches.


  • Delivering individual and group therapy sessions to clients across Canterbury
  • Exceptional communication with team and other health professionals
  • To follow our SMT core values and our policies and procedures


If you are interested in applying, please do so as soon as possible, new graduates will also be considered. For more information please contact us at

Registered Music Therapist

Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust is recruiting Registered Music Therapists to join our team. Established in 2004, the Trust currently delivers music therapy sessions to approximately 700 individuals each week, either at the Auckland Centre, via our outreach and satellite programmes, or at the Hawke’s Bay, Northland and Bay of Plenty Regional Centres. Currently, the Trust is advertising for four positions, all of which are 32-40 hour per week roles. Two are based in Auckland, one in Hawke’s Bay and one in the Bay of Plenty. Candidates must be able to begin work between August 2022 and January 2023.

Your key responsibilities include:
• Delivery of individual and group music therapy sessions to clients at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centres and in outreach locations.
• To work as a member of the RMTT therapy team and contribute to the development of therapeutic services.
• To adhere to the Policies and Procedures of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust.
• To contribute to the promotion of the Trust and of music therapy in general.

You will have:
• At least two years music therapy experience with a variety of clinical populations. This should include work with both children and adults, and can include student placements.
• Experience working independently in a variety of settings in a proactive, self-directed and energetic manner.
• Comfort with a variety of music therapy approaches.
• Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
• Strong oral and written communication skills in the English language.
• Registration as a music therapist in New Zealand, or the qualifications necessary to attain registration which include a Master’s Degree or postgraduate equivalent in Music Therapy.
Number of hours per week: 32-40

Contact Jen Glover for more information 


Registered Music Therapist

BLENNZ Blind and Low Vision Education Network NZ

Homai Campus, Manurewa – Auckland

Fixed Term to 15 December 2022 – Contract Paid – 5 to 10 hours per week. Days negotiable.


We are a school for students aged between 5 and 21 years who are blind, low vision, deaf blind and those with additional needs.  We require a registered music therapist who:

  • Has an interest and desire to work with children and young people in our Homai School Setting.

  • Is a team player and has the aptitude to work in a transdisciplinary setting

  • Has excellent time management skills and keeps up-to-date clinical and other records


The position involves working with individual students and small groups. This is a contract position with remuneration to be discussed and negotiated with individual applicants.


Applications close   1st July 2022


Please contact Carolyn Barton for an application form and job description. 

Email: or phone 09 2667109 Ext 2004

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