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9 Reasons To Work At Play Anything Music Therapy

Play Anything has recently relocated to a fantastic new studio in the heart of Newcastle. This exciting move means we can now help more people the region access music therapy. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic music therapist to join the team.


Need convincing? Here are the top 12 reasons why working at Play Anything could be the next exciting stage of your career..


1. Flexible work options.

We understand that modern work-life balance requires flexibility. Due to high demand for our services we can provide you with the amount of work that best suits you, whether that is one day per week or a full-time roster. We schedule breaks between sessions to give you plenty of time for writing notes, having a cuppa or taking a deep breath.


2. Clinic-based work

With our centrally located Newcastle clinic, our clients come to us. Working at Play Anything means all sessions take place at our premises where you will have access to a huge library of instruments and all the conveniences of a workplace. Plus, no more lugging instruments to and from the car, wrestling traffic or fending off overly-friendly pet alpacas.

Spacious therapy rooms full of light.



3. Training and career development

Carlin has presented at staff training events, national and international conferences and online webinars, establishing Play Anything as a leader in the field of technology and music therapy. Carlin is passionate about sharing his knowledge and advocating for the benefits of technology in music therapy to creatively meet the needs of the people we work with.

Whether you consider yourself a budding-music technologist or are simply interested learning more about the use of technology in clinical work, you will gain a broad range of skills in adaptive instruments, music recording and production and utilising innovative tools for delivering online interventions.


4. Modern Perks

It’s the little things that count, right?

To make your workday as smooth and stress-free as possible we provide a few extra perks that make your day just that little bit nicer.


Dedicated lockable personal locker.

A personal place to store your things can make all the difference when you need that Muesli Bar to get you through the rest of the afternoon, or a secure spot you can leave your valuables.


In-house computers.

No need to lug your laptop to and from work- We have an iMac and MacBook Pros with your own separate user account.


Strong plant game.

It’s just nice to be around happy, healthy plants.


All the things you would expect (and more).

Kitchen facilities, ducted aircon, on-site parking and… Table tennis!



5. Recording Studio

A great setup means that inspiration can be captured quickly and easily. Quality recordings provide an important personal artefact that is treasured for many years to come.

Our dedicated recording studio boasts:

  • 21.5 inch iMac with range of DAW software installed (Logic Pro, Ableton, FL Studio, Reaper).

  • Komplete NI Audio Interface

  • ESI Aktiv 5 Studio Monitors

  • Shure SM58 dynamic microphone

  • Audio Technica AT2020 condensor microphone

  • M Audio Axion 61 MIDI keyboard

  • Lots more!

Plug in and let the creativity flow.

6. Huuuuuuge (quality) instrument library

We have a range of diverse and wonderful instruments for you to use in your sessions. As well as some unique instruments from various corners of the globe we have all the standards you would expect like guitars, percussion, digital pianos.


There are too many instruments to name in a single blog post..

But here are a few to whet your appetite:

Celtic harp, Swarmandal, Cello and violin, Djembes, Roland electronic drum kit, Bass Guitar, Steel Tongue Drum, Autoharp.


And lots of music tech devices:

Ableton Push, Alesis Sampled, iSwitch, Roli Blocks, Skoog.

Ableton Push is a powerful piece of hardware



7. Job Security

What a crazy time we are living in, hey. Play Anything is agile and innovative. We were able to quickly respond to the challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic and move the majority of our face-to-face work to Telehealth during the lockdown. We have the experience, infrastructure and resources to continue providing services in the event of another lockdown. That means job security for you and continuity for our clients.


8. Newcastle is AMAZING

I’m not surprised when my Sydney friends visit and comment “Wow, people in Newcastle are so friendly.. Strangers smile and say ‘Hello’ when I’m walking down the street!”


Newcastle really does have a wonderful, laid-back lifestyle. That’s why I moved here 3 years ago. Whether you are contemplating a sea-change or you don’t mind a commute, there are so many good reasons to spend time in this city.


The Beach 🏄

Play Anything is a 5 minute drive from Newcastle’s iconic Bar Beach. Or if you prefer a more serene dip, Newcastle Ocean Baths are also just down the road.


Culture, Food, Coffee! 🎭 🍜

Play Anything is located in the heart of Newcastle, surrounded by coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. Newcastle Art Gallery is a short walk away, as are half a dozen independent galleries located in the precinct. Directly across the road we are blessed with Jam’s Karaoke Bar.

Nature 🌿

If you want to get out of the big smoke for a bit there are heaps of great bush walk adventures close by. For an easy 2 hour walk I suggest Glenrock Lagoon!

The Bogey Hole is one of Newcastle's best kept secrets.

9. Welcoming and Inclusive

Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do. Our core mission is to create a space that is safe, welcoming and nurturing for people of all ages, abilities, cultures, sexual orientations, beliefs and walks of life. We work on the lands of the Awabakal people. Sovereignty was never ceded.


Head to https://www.playanything.com.au/apply to register your interest.


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