Jobsplus Permit No. 241/2024

Call for applications to perform duties as Executive (Graphic Design) at the Valletta Cultural Agency (VCA)

Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender 

  1. The VCA is a Government entity tasked with sustaining and strengthening the capital city’s vibrant cultural life through the creation of an annual programme of creative events developed in collaboration with artists and other Public Cultural Organisations. A legacy of the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the VCA also upholds standards of excellence in the coordination and organisation of cultural events in the city, while encouraging access and participation by a diverse audience.The Agency is seeking applications from suitable candidates to perform duties as Executive (Graphic Design) as cited below. This post is on a full-time basis and is subject to a probational period of twelve (12) months.
  1. The Executive (Graphic Design) forms part of the Valletta Cultural Agency and will be working under the supervision of the Head of Communications and the CEO.The main duties of the Executive (Graphic Design) are:
  • Coordinating with the Communications Department and Programming and Production Department to be fully up to date with all Valletta Cultural Agency programming and individual projects;
  • Working with the Communications Department to develop marketing assets and collateral as required;
  • Maintaining close relationship with the Programming and Production Department with particular attention to future projects and events;
  • Representing the brand correctly within the parameters provided; being a brand ambassador;
  • Generating designs from concept stage to final delivery and actively contributing to the creative process;
  • Brainstorming and creating mock ups of design ideas;
  • Presenting ideas to the Communications team and other members of staff as necessary;
  • Liaising with VCA staff members as well as external suppliers, printers and creative agencies;
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with all service providers and employees involved in VCA events;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Executive of the VCA or his / her representative.
  1. The salary attached to the post of Executive (Graphic Design) shall be €28,822 per annum at Grade 5 within the Public Cultural Organisations Grading and Salary Structure raising by an annual increment of €531 up to a maximum of €32,008 (in 2024). The chosen candidate will be entitled to a Disturbance Allowance of maximum 15% per annum. Furthermore, a Performance Bonus up to a maximum of 10% per annum is included in the financial package.
  1. Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a Selection Board to assess their suitability to carry out the duties mentioned above.
  • Master’s qualification at MQF Level 7 (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits), or equivalent in subject related to Graphic Design and/or Marketing or a comparable professional qualification, plus (1) year relevant work experience;or
  • a recognised Bachelor’s qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in Graphic Design and/or Marketing or a comparable professional qualification, plus three (3) years relevant work experience;or
  • a recognised Diploma qualification at MQF Level 5 or equivalent in Graphic Design and/or Marketing or a comparable professional qualification, plus five (5) years relevant work experience.Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which should be attached to the application or sent separately to the Head of HR Management at Valletta Cultural Agency, Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta or by email on by not later than the closing date and time.Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
  1. Persons registered with the National Commission for Persons with a Disability (NCPD) may be given reasonable accommodation in terms of Section 7 of the Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act (Chapter 413 of the Laws of Malta), even if they do not satisfy in full the requirements for this post, provided they can carry out, in essence, the duties related to the post applied for.Representations in terms of this clause should be attached to the application form and supported with relevant documents which must also include documentary evidence of registration with the NCPD. Reasoned justifications should be given to substantiate the lack of full eligibility requirements and why reasoned considerations are merited.All correspondence is to be addressed to the receiving entity and copied to the NCPD.
  1. Applications supported by the necessary documentation, which should include a motivation letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae, and where applicable a Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47), are to reach the Head of HR Management, by hand or by post at Valletta Cultural Agency, Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta by not later than noon (Central European Time) of 24th April 2024. In the case of Public sector employees, these are to present their paid leave/unpaid leave/sick leave records for the last four (4) years, including any records of any disciplinary action that may have been taken (in the absence of such records it will be understood that no disciplinary action was ever taken). Scanned copies of the application and the relevant documentation sent electronically on are acceptable.Applications received will be acknowledged with a receipt.
  1. The chosen officer will be required to sign an undertaking signifying his commitment to the assignment for which he is selected.