Call for applications to perform duties as Programming Administration Coordinator at the Valletta Cultural Agency (VCA)

Nomenclatures denoting the male gender also include the female gender


The services of a Programming Administration Coordinator are required at the VCA, starting from April 2024, with an average of 40 hours of service per week.

The successful candidates shall enter into a Contract for Service for a period of 36 (thirty-six) months. The service shall be remunerated at €15 (excluding VAT) per hour, with an average of 40 hours per week of required service (€600 excluding VAT per week x 52 weeks = €31,200 excluding VAT per year). The total contract value will not exceed €102,960 (excluding VAT) over three years. Any other taxes or charges shall be borne by the successful candidates. The Valletta Cultural Agency requires the services of two persons to carry out these functions.

The Valletta Cultural Agency

The VCA is a Government entity that sustains and strengthens 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.

Services Required

The Programming Administration Coordinators will form part of the Programming Department of the VCA and will be working under the supervision of the Head of Programming and Production and the Chief Executive Officer. The main duties of the Programming Administration Coordinators are:

  • Identify, develop and finalise the implementation of projects/events or strands of projects as part of the Agency’s programme;
  • Contribute to the development of the Programming strategy;
  • Oversee the overall process of procurement of the assigned projects and carry out procurement in line with the Public Procurement Regulations as and when necessary;
  • Assist, when necessary, in the production of the projects;
  • Liaise with staff, superiors and stakeholders on all matters relating to the projects/events or strands of projects under responsibility;
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of all the administrative processes (including necessary contracts and production) for the assigned event/projects forming part of the Agency’s programme, with a view to achieving the highest impact and ensuring sustainability;
  • Monitor and manage the time plan and budgets of projects/events or strands of projects;
  • Prepare, through liaison with both internal and external bodies, new initiatives;
  • Undertake research as assigned by the Head of Programming and Production and providing appropriate recommendations;
  • Keep a detailed reporting system regrading progress of projects and production plans and performances;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO of the VCA or his/her representative.

Qualifications and Experience Required

Interested applicants must be in possession of the following qualifications and/or certificates:

  • Diploma at MQF Level 5 (subject to a minimum of 60ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2003) in a subject related to Management / Social Sciences / the Humanities, plus one (1) year 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.


Interested applicants are required to send a motivation letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, together with a document outlining a brief explanation and methodology on how they are to achieve the objectives laid out in the section entitled ‘Services Required’.  These documents, together with a CV and copies of certificates, are to be sent by email on: by not later than noon (Central European Time) of 25th April 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to sit for an interview, which may be conducted over the internet. Eligible applicants will be interviewed by a Selection Board to assess their suitability to carry out the duties mentioned above.

The final selection shall be made on technical merit. It will be based on an analysis of the submitted documentation in line with the requirements of this call, and on the outcome of the interview.