The Austen Riggs Center is proud of its dedicated staff, people with diverse talents and skills devoted to our mission of helping patients with treatment-resistant disorders become people taking charge of their lives. The Riggs open setting and our therapeutic community create a unique workplace for staff.  Employees work closely with patients and staff while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.  For new employees, finding your way into the Riggs culture will inevitably take time, but we are all available to help you learn our unique way of working. We will work to help you use and develop your capacities so that you can fully join our collective effort.

Austen Riggs provides comprehensive benefits to our staff. Benefit offerings have evolved over time by listening to our employees and making it a top priority to offer the highest quality benefit package possible. More complete information, including summary plan descriptions, are available from Human Resources.

The Austen Riggs Center is committed to equal opportunity, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive environment.  We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

The following employment opportunities are available at the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 before starting employment.

Clinical Staff

     Staff Psychologist     

     Staff Nurse

     Mental Health Specialist

Operations Staff

     Program Assistant - Full-time


     Maintenance Technician

     Driver (per diem)

Education and Training

    Fellowship for Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists

    Elective in Psychodynamic Psychiatry

    Internship Opportunity


What are Riggs staff members saying:

That's my favorite thing about Riggs actually, is that you never stop learning. You learn about yourself, you learn about the treatment, and about people. 
- Staff member

Community is not only a big part of the Riggs therapeutic model but the way Riggs operates in general.  I have never felt more supported and cared for in a working environment before.
- Administrative support staff member

Riggs stands for a passionate commitment to an idealistic mission serving suffering patients. I can't imagine a better opportunity for a clinician to engage in intensive work. As the saying goes, "if you love your job, you never work a day in your life," in which case I haven't worked in over 35 years.
- Clinical staff member 

I love my job because no two days are ever the same. Each day I am presented with new challenges and situations which allow me an opportunity to use all of my skills and experience. Being a part of the Riggs staff and patient-staff community has provided me an opportunity to grow as a professional, a colleague, and an individual. 
- Administrative staff member

Why work at Riggs? 

What Does the Open Setting Mean to You? – Blog Series

                                           Apply now for Austen Riggs Center employment opportunities.

Latoya McGregor-Gimler, MOL, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources (incoming)
Austen Riggs Center
25 Main Street
P.O. Box 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262
phone: 413.931.5206
fax: 413.298.4020
email: jobs@austenriggs.net