Temporary Employment

Overview

ALL•TEMPS provides the opportunity to gain campus experience and references, as well as to acquire and refine skills commonly used in the workplace. Many of our temporary workers strive to become Regular University of Pittsburgh Staff Employees. We provide the exposure and networking opportunities needed to increase competitiveness in the application process.

We offer assignments of varying duration in many diverse academic, business, and research environments. Assignments can last from one day to six months. The schedule for most assignments is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, though schedule flexibility and part-time assignments are available. We accommodate candidates interested in short-term or long-term work.

Apply with us whether you are between jobs, retired, looking for summer employment, or looking to “get your foot in the door” with a University career.

If you are a manager at the University looking to hire a temporary employee, click here for more information.

Application Process

To be considered for our temporary pool please apply through PittSource. Recruitment occurs on an as-needed basis. If there is a need for someone with your qualifications, you will be contacted by ALL•TEMPS for a general screening. Actual temporary job openings vary daily, but please review the list of our most commonly filled types of positions.

Please indicate on your résumé/cover letter which jobs interest you. If you do not identify particular jobs that interest you, an employment specialist will match your skill set to a current or upcoming opportunity.

In some cases, you may be offered an assignment soon after completing the ALL•TEMPS interview process. Your skills and the type of work you are seeking determine how quickly we can place you on a particular assignment. Another factor is the quantity of requests we receive from Pitt departments.

Compensation and Benefits

ALL•TEMPS offers competitive wages according to the type of work being performed in relation to the University’s wage scale. Review the ALL•TEMPS bi-weekly pay schedule (PDF) for additional information.

Temporary employees are not eligible for Pitt health and life insurance, but the University will contribute to the employees' Social Security, Liability Insurance, and Workers Compensation. A University of Pittsburgh Temporary Staff ID card is available, and can be used to access Pitt Shuttles and some library privileges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I continue to seek full-time, regular jobs at the University of Pittsburgh while I am working in a temporary position?

ALL•TEMPS are encouraged to continue their job searches while working in temporary positions. The experience you are gaining on the temporary assignment with the University helps to build your résumé and familiarize you with the organization, and offers networking opportunities in various Pitt departments.

As an ALL•TEMPS employee, is it likely that my current temporary assignment will turn into a regular, full-time job?

A temporary employee may be considered for regular hiring if a staff vacancy exists. Occasionally, departments may specify a temporary assignment to be temp-to-hire, though that does not guarantee that the ALL•TEMPS employee will receive an offer for the regular staff position.