Temporary jobs across the University

Become A UVA Temp

Temporary employees can explore various opportunities and perform in a variety of assignments across UVA Grounds. It’s a great way to showcase your talents and learn more about working at the University, and you may receive an offer for a permanent full-time position which comes with excellent job security and benefits.

Our temps are flexible, adaptable, dependable, and committed. We offer a range of temporary jobs from entry level to specialized positions, in part-time or full-time service, across all schools, units, departments, Health System, University Physician’s Group, and affiliated foundations. If you think you have what it takes, start your application today.

The Temp to Full-Time route to employment offered me the opportunity to transition from an outside industry with a fuller understanding of the higher ed landscape. Phil Porter, Director of ERM and Foundation Relations, Office of the Treasurer

How Does It Work?

University departments request a temporary employee by submitting an online Temp Order Request through Jobs@UVA. We review our pool of applicants based on the department’s need and contact potential candidates regarding the assignment. Candidates who have never worked as a UVA temp employee must schedule an appointment and undergo the screening process.

If selected by the Department Hiring Manager, temporary employees are provided with detailed information about their assignment and how they will be paid.


Temp Health Benefits

In addition to career advancement, UVA Temps offers a quick and efficient hiring process and an opportunity to provide live-time feedback about your placement and experience. UVA Temps can also connect and network with supportive colleagues, many of whom served as temps themselves.

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), wage employees who work 30+ hours a week during the standard 12-month measurement period (October to October each year) are considered full-time and eligible for health coverage (Basic Health Plan only). UVA monitors your hours to determine if you qualify. You will be notified if you are a wage employee and are eligible for health coverage.


Create an Online Application

  1. Step 1

    Visit Jobs@UVA and choose Create Application—the fourth selection in the left-hand navigation at the top of the page.

  2. Step 2

    Next, select the second button for Temp Application, and click Go >> underneath the choices.

  3. Step 3

    Explore the Temporary Pool list of openings to find jobs that interest you.

  1. Step 4

    Click View to review the job requirements and other details.

  2. Step 5

    UVA Temps reviews our pools regularly and candidates will be contacted soon after application submission, and when we see a skill match with our open positions. Feel free to apply for all positions that interest you.

Join the Temp Administrative Pool

The various job listings posted within the Temporary Administrative Pool are general categories and may not be actual positions we are recruiting for at the time you submit your Temporary Employee Application. If an area of work detailed below is not listed in the Pool, but is of interest, submit an additional copy of your resume to temps@virginia.edu after completing your online application. We will keep your application on file and contact you if we believe your skills and experiences are an appropriate match.

  • Administrative

    Customer Service/Cashier Temp

    Support customers in a variety of settings, sharing information about products and services. Applicants must have recent work experience in retail with a strong focus in customer service. Examples include the UVA Bookstore, art galleries, cafeterias.

    Executive Administrative

    Support distinguished faculty and management across the University. Applicants must have strong working knowledge of administrative procedures, the ability to analyze and present information, and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication. Applicants should be proficient in computer applications, with working knowledge of software applications such as word processor software, presentation software, and spreadsheet software.

    Administrative Associate

    This is a multifaceted administrative position with primary responsibility for managing the front desk and general office operation within the department. Additionally, this associate is responsible for managing and maintaining the department website, career portal, internal document server and reception library; supporting placement tracking and data management activities using Salesforce; and providing administrative support to Directors and Deans as needed.

    Animal Caregiver

    Applicant must be comfortable working in an animal research facility and with animal handling.

  • Finance & Accounting


    Applicants must have an accounting degree, with proven work experience in review/approval of capital purchase requisitions-capitalization criteria, proper coding, requisition layout for distributing costs easily, prepare cost transfers, journal entries, year-end reports, and assisting in annual inventory processes.

    Fiscal Tech

    Applicant must have experience with invoicing, reconciliation, travel reimbursements, accounts payable, and account receivable.

  • IT & Technical Support

    IT Support Tech

    Applicants must have working knowledge and understanding of Mac and PC systems. Previous working experience in IT support and helpdesk roles with the ability to provide A/V support preferred.

  • Medical

    Healthcare Administration

    Applicants must have exceptional customer service when interfacing with patients in-person and via phone. Applicants are responsible for accurately scheduling and coordinating appointments with the correct provider and in accordance with Health System unit policies, procedures, and guidelines.

    Healthcare Administrative Associate

    Position supports a clinical or research office, working in collaboration with others in a team environment to provide excellent patient care. Applicants must be able to promptly address specific patient concerns via phone and forward to the appropriate health care professional. Applicants must have experience working with patients, scheduling, and coordinating travel arrangements in a medical setting.

    EPIC/A2K3 Support

    Applicants must have familiarity with medical scheduling and terminology and at least one year of experience in a medical office setting.

  • Trades

    Housekeeping & Custodial

    Applicants must have at least two years of experience in housekeeping and janitorial duties, including, but not limited to: removing trash, wiping down surfaces, dusting, and vacuuming. All shifts available.


    Applicants must have working knowledge of the basic duties associated with grounds maintenance, including, but not limited to: the ability to operate various manual and power tools, as well as equipment routinely used in grounds maintenance. Applicants must follow instructions while working in a team and have the ability to lift heavy objects as required.

    Project Services-Specialty Trades

    Applicants must hold current Asbestos Certification with previous work experience removing and encapsulating asbestos and lead-containing materials from piping and other surfaces in accordance with NIOSH/OSHA standards.

    General Trades & Masonry

    Skilled in minor repairs, such as painting walls, plumbing, layering cement block/brick, and woodwork. Must have the ability to read blueprints.


    Applicants must have Journeyman level license and experience with at least 4 years of experience in the electrical field, a valid driver’s license, and a positive driving record.


    Applicants must have journeyman level license and experience with at least 4 years of experience in the plumbing field, a valid driver’s license, and a positive driving record.

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.