Short-Term Employment

Positions listed below have specific application instructions, which may vary by department. Please complete the Short-term and Student Application (unless the position requires an online application) and follow instructions listed to apply for positions of your interest.

Additional temporary positions may also be listed at: https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/search (Use the drop-down menu for Position Type to select “Temporary”, then click “Search”).

Academic Leader (Middle School English/Social Studies Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $11.00

Job duties:  Provide tutoring services for students in English and Social Studies courses including Writing, Reading Comprehension, World History, US History; assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students with post-secondary options.  

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in English/Social Studies.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@palomar.edu


Academic Leader (Middle School Math/Science Tutor) - Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus location: Multiple locations – school sites in Vista, Fallbrook, and Valley Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: 7:30am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 6:00pm, including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $11.00

Job duties: Provide academic support to middle school students in Math and Science subjects (including, but not limited to Pre-Algebra I, Physical Science, Life Science); assist in-class during school hours and with homework/mentoring activities during after school hours; assist students in post-secondary options.

Desired skills/qualifications: Strong background in Mathematics/Science.

Contact information: Edwin Torres, Outreach Coordinator – (760) 744-1150, ext. 3675; FAX# (760) 761-3502; etorres@palomar.edu


American Sign Language Interpreter - Disability Resource Center

Campus location: Various Palomar College campus locations

Hours per week: 3-15 hours

Work schedule: Monday-Friday various hours will be assigned between 8:00 am -10:00 pm. Schedule to be determined by student registration schedules.

Hourly pay rate: $26.00 – $47.00 (pay dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience)

Job duties: Performs American Sign Language/English interpreting and/or transliterating services for deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals including, but not limited to students, faculty, and staff of Palomar College.  Depending on placement within the five levels of employment, assignments range from interpreting semester-length courses of varied subjects, one-on-one interpreting, small group meetings, field trips, theatrical events, etc.  Level 5 interpreters may be called on to interpret legal, medical, and/or environmental emergencies on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level 1:  Pre-certified level.  Graduate of a recognized Interpreting Training Program preferred.

Level 2:  A Certificate of Completion or Associates Degree from a recognized Interpreter Training Program is required.  2 years of interpreting experience in a secondary or post-secondary setting preferred.

Level 3:  Must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD III, ACCI III (or reasonable equivalent such as EIPA 4.0+). Five years of secondary or post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 4:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  NAD IV, ACCI IV, RID CI or CT, NIC (or reasonable equivalent).  Minimum of two years post-secondary interpreting experience strongly preferred.

Level 5:  Interpreter must possess one of the following certifications:  RID CI and CT, NIC IV (Advanced) or V (Master), NAD V, RID CSC.  Additionally, a minimum of five years post-secondary interpreting experience is strongly preferred.

Alternately, an interpreter who holds any one of the above-listed Level 4 certifications for a minimum of two years plus has a minimum of five years ongoing experience in the interpreting field – preferably in the post-secondary education setting – may apply to be evaluated to progress to level 5 (in lieu of the current inability to receive and advanced or master level NIC certification). 

Contact information: Please email application (see above for link) and resume to Denise VanderStoel, Program Coordinator – Interpreting Services, DVanderstoel@palomar.edu


Assistant – Child Development Center

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido

Assistant – American Sign Language Lab

Campus location: San Marcos – 2 positions

Hours per week: Varies each semester; not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $11.00 – $13.00

Job duties: Provide instructional and technical assistance and support to the ASL lab faculty and students.

Desired skills/qualifications: Communicative proficiency for social situations in American Sign Language; demonstrated respect for Deaf culture and the Deaf community; knowledge of ASL grammatical features and vocabulary covered in ASL 1-4; ability to answer student questions about grammatical structures and vocabulary in Learning American Sign Language and Signing Naturally, Levels I-II; professional and courteous; work well with other; ability to run reports and operate equipment; ability to compose and communicate via email with lab supervisor, Academic Department Assistant, and ASL faculty as needed; fluent in ASL; ability to engage in academic, social, and technical dialogue while using semantically correct sign choices and grammatically accurate syntax; knowledge of interpreting-related content covered in Interpreting 1-4, including cultural respect and linguistic variations.

Contact information: Melissa Smith, Professor, mbsmith@palomar.edu


Assistant – Child Development Center

Campus location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $11.00-$15.00

Job duties: Assist preschool teacher with classroom and outside activities

Desired skills/qualifications: 6 units in child development

Contact information:Diane Studinka, Child Development Center Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2578, dstudinka@palomar.edu


Assistant - Custodial Services (Escondido)

Campus location: Escondido

Hours per week: Varies based on employee availability; not to exceed 26 hours per week

Work schedule: Custodial Assistant needed for night hours (9:30pm start) Monday thru Friday.

Hourly pay rate: $11.00-$13.00 per hour; depending on the selected candidate’s experience.

Job duties: Performs general custodial duties in the maintenance and cleaning of assigned buildings and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade; if a current high school student, ability to obtain a work permit at the time of appointment.

Desired skills/qualifications: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be service oriented and a team player. Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, religious, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals in our College community.

Contact information:  Rodney Edwards – redwards@palomar.edu


Hourly Recruit Training Officer – Police Academy

Campus location: San Marcos – Santar Place

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies

Hourly pay rate: $20.48

Job duties: Motivate, evaluate, and advise police academy recruits; and monitor their day-to-day activities

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of full-time peace officer experience with a law enforcement agency. Strong written and verbal communication skills desired

Contact information: Kelli Florman, Police Academy Coordinator, kflorman@palomar.edu


Intern Tutor I (2-3 Positions) – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16634

Instructional Designer/Independent Contractor - Telecommunications/Grants

Hours per week:  20-30

Work schedule: TBD

Hourly pay rate: $50

Job duties:  Assist in the design, development, and on-time delivery of accessible instructional content for a system-wide project serving the California Community Colleges system; conduct research on emerging technologies for use in an academic setting; in collaboration with other team members and stakeholders, identify, analyze, select, and organize instructional content for the career and technical education programs.

Minimum qualifications:  Experience: Three years of full-time equivalent increasingly responsible experience providing support for academic course content development utilizing online technologies. Education: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in instructional technology, web design, computer science, information systems, or a related field.

Contact information:  For more information about this position, contact Rico Bianchi, Manager of Web Development Services at rbianchi@palomar.edu. To apply, please email your resume to rbianchi@palomar.edu. You may also include a link to your portfolio or examples of your work.


Office Assistant - Emergency Medical Education

Campus Location: Escondido Education Center

Hours Per Week: Not to exceed 26 hours per week and not more than 135 days for the fiscal year

Work Schedule: Two days a week (Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday).  Eight hour days, 8:30am-4:30pm.  Scheduled days may be flexible but will be two days a week, eight hour days.

Hourly Pay Rate:  $15.00/hour

Job Duties: Performs filing and creates files for additional classes and personnel, answers phones, replies to emails and responds to inquiries about EME Programs; assists instructors as needed, assists students with questions (regarding the application process, deadlines, immunizations required, Clinical and Ride Along paperwork); scans, copies and organizes EMT and Paramedic paperwork, assists in organizing EMT hospital observation and ride along paperwork, attends public outreach events, assists in scheduling EMT’s for ambulance ride along and hospital observation time; creates paperwork checklists and documents, checks to make sure printers are working and paper levels full, checks and delivers department mail; checks website for inquiries and responds as needed, checks the information on website is updated, will assist in updating and maintaining American Heart Association (AHA) training site files, copies packets, assists in creating Power-Point Lecture CD’s and handouts for Paramedic Academy and EMT Programs, assist in putting away new or used equipment from office area; assist in the preparation of Paramedic and EMT graduations.

Desired Qualifications:  Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and completion of 24 semester units of college-level coursework, six months of full time equivalent related experience and or/specialized knowledge. Knowledge and experience in the use of computer programs (Word, Excel, Power-Point), copying machines, printers, fax machines.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse student and instructor population.

Contact Information:  Contact Pete Ordille, Program Director, Emergency Medical Education Department, 760-744-1150 ext. 8161 (office); or Email at pordille@palomar.edu.


Palomar College Police Department - Short-term Opportunites

To view full job postings and contact information, visit https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/police/employment/

Palomar Student Ambassador – Student Services

New Positions Open Mid-Summer – Apply Anytime

Campus location: Multiple locations; including off-campus locations

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies; general work schedule is Monday – Friday, however evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary

Hourly pay rate: $15.00

Job duties: Support Palomar College efforts as an official representative of the college. Establish and maintain positive relationships with prospective students, high school counselors, Palomar College administrators, faculty and staff. Work collaboratively with all departments. Conduct presentations promoting Palomar College’s services available to students. Conduct campus tours and represent the college in varied capacities for Campus Visit program. Assist with and represent Palomar College at a variety of events, both on and off campus (targeted outreach and recruitment events, new student orientation, college fairs, etc.) Attend training and team meetings.

Minimum qualifications: Education: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade and 24 semester units of college-level course work. Experience: Six months of full-time equivalent related experience.

Desired skills/qualifications: Pride in your Palomar College experience; confident public speaking skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of Palomar College programs and support services; strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Training is provided.

To apply: Submit the Short-term and Student Application by email to Deanna Shoop, Manager of Outreach Services at  dshoop@palomar.edu. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in serving the college as a Palomar Ambassador and describing your experience in settings with individuals diverse in background, age and educational experience. For questions, contact Deanna Shoop at (760) 744-1150 ext. 3752.


Peer Tutor (4-6 Positions) – Math Learning Center

To view the full job posting and to apply, visit https://palomar.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629

Production Assistant – Business Support Services

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: 26 hours per week.

Work schedule: Flexible

Hourly pay rate: $13.00

Job duties: Participates in the production of a wide variety of skilled graphic communications work for instructional, display, informational and promotional purposes.

Desired skills/qualifications: Experience in working with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on Mac or PC platform; understanding of graphic design layouts for a wide variety of print and electronic media; ability to learn the operation of multiple devices using a variety of mediums.

Contact information: Please email your completed application form to Diane Cummins, dcummins@palomar.edu



Program Ambassador – Grant Funded Student Programs

Campus Location: San Marcos and Escondido

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm including some evenings and weekends

Hourly pay rate: $15.00

Job duties: Conduct outreach & student recruitment activities; provide information regarding admissions, financial aid & registration policies/procedures & refer students to other services as appropriate

Minimum qualifications: At least 1 year of outreach experience, ability to multi-task, & proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher & other computer software

Contact information: Joe Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, (760) 744-1150 ext. 2240 or (760) 761-3502 or via email jvasquez@palomar.edu


Registered Nurse (Part-Time) – Health Services

Campus locations: San Marcos Campus and Escondido Center

Hours per week: Not to exceed 26 hours

Work schedule: Varies; Hours to be arranged Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Fridays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Hourly pay rate: Dependent on applicant’s education and qualifications; not to exceed $30.00 per hour.

Job duties: Clinically assess and treat patients within college Registered Nurse protocols; maintain immunization program.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. An Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

2. One year of nursing experience.

3. Possession of an appropriate, valid Registered Nurse Certification.

4. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid First Aid Certificate.

5. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid CPR Certificate.

6. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

Desired skills/qualifications: Proficiency using electronic medical records and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Outlook; experience working with diverse populations; School Nurse Certification and/or Public Nurse Certification.

Contact information: Interim Health Services Director, Judy Harris (RN, MSN, FNP-BC); (760) 744-1150 ext. 2380.


Theater Assistant (Application Pool) – Performing Arts Department

Campus location: San Marcos

Hours per week: Varies

Work schedule: Varies, based on production schedule

Hourly pay rate: $11.00-$15.00

Job duties: Assists in the safe operation and maintenance of theater sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment, and systems used in support of stage productions and related events

Minimum Qualifications: Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade

Contact information: Justin Smiley; Manager, Performing Arts Production; jsmiley@palomar.edu


Teacher (Substitute) – Child Development Center

Openings at the San Marcos and Escondido campuses.  Requirements: Child Development permit qualified; 24 units in ECE or CD minimum, plus 16 units in GE and 1 year experience.  For immediate consideration, fax resume to (760) 761-3539 or call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2575.  No deadline to apply.  Visit the Child Development Center website for more information about the Child Development Center.

Tutor – English Writing Center

Applications are being accepted for possible future positions to work in the English Writing Lab at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos.  A strong background in grammar and academic writing is required.  Pay range is $10.00 – $15.00/hr.  To apply: Contact Craig Thompson, Director, English Writing Center, (760) 744-1150 ext. 3330 or cthompson@palomar.edu