Posted 8 months ago


The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage is looking to increase its workforce by seeking new Executive Officers to be assigned duties relating to the management, protection, promotion, research, conservation, monitoring, and restoration of cultural heritage.

The SCH is the national regulator on all matters relating to cultural heritage on the Maltese Islands, governed by the Cultural Heritage Act of 2002 (as amended). The entity encompasses a range of duties and functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Heritage Planning Consultation,
  • Built Heritage Restoration Monitoring,
  • National Inventory and Scheduling,
  • Archaeological Monitoring,
  • Archaeological Research and Investigations,
  • Underwater Cultural Heritage,
  • Monitoring of Movable Cultural Heritage,
  • Guardianship for Heritage Sites,
  • Policy Development.

The selected candidates will be employed on a full-time basis on any one of the abovementioned roles as determined by the skills and qualifications of the applicants and will be required to work for a minimum of forty (40) hours per week.

Responsibilities/ roles

  • Assess and formulate recommendations on cultural heritage permits or development related applications in a timely manner in consideration of possible impact on cultural heritage, which may include discussions/site meetings with periti, other professionals, clients and other entities to formulate a coherent response; 
  • Assist in processing requests and monitoring of the restoration of movable and immovable cultural heritage assets;
  • Assist in the restoration/archaeological surveillance and monitoring of interventions within cultural heritage sensitive sites and cultural heritage objects to ensure that work is undertaken in accordance with standards, permission and conditions issued by the Superintendence;
  • Respond to emergency situations, investigate and reply to complaints and alleged illegalities and breaches of conditions imposed in permits and conditions issued by the Superintendence, and any other irregularities counter to the Cultural Heritage Act, and drafting of relative responses to complainants;
  • Participate in research and fieldwork to identify Cultural Heritage Assets and carry out the heritage data capture and mapping for the purpose of expanding the existing National Cultural Heritage Inventory;
  • Assist in the inspection, tracking and movement of imported, exported or re-exported cultural assets and movement of cultural heritage assets in general;
  • Collect data for statistical and report purposes, assist and support the preparation of the State of Heritage Report and the National Forum, the Cultural Heritage Strategy and other matters as deemed necessary.
  • Any other duties that might be delegated by the Superintendent for Cultural Heritage according to the exigencies of the office.

Skills & Qualifications

Applicants must be in possession of a recognised first degree (MQF Level 6) subject areas relating to Cultural Heritage, including Archaeology, Anthropology, Architecture, Conservation and Restoration practices, Earth Sciences, Geography, Heritage Science or Management, History, History of Art, Planning or a related area.

Qualifications and/or experience in scuba diving, GIS, ACAD, surveying, and other digital applications would be considered an asset.

Letters of application, including a detailed CV, should be submitted by not later than Wednesday 26th of April 2023 and addressed to:

Director Support Services
(Jobsplus Permit: 273/2023)
Superintendence of Cultural Heritage
173, St. Christopher Street,
Valletta, VLT2000

or via email on: [email protected].

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