High season in Malta runs from April to October, so obviously this is the time to be looking for work in bars and restaurants. Experienced chefs are always in demand, and there are usually a lot of waiter/waitress jobs going too. There are also jobs available in the tourist sector, whether distributing fliers or working as a guide or as a student liaison officer in one of the language schools. The average Maltese monthly wage is about €1,200, (based on an 8 hour working day), which is not high by European standards. And the minimum wage works out at about €660 per month – again based on working 8 hour days. So in other words, don’t come over from somewhere like Germany or the U.K. and expect to make your fortune. However as cost of living is also cheaper, less goes further than in those countries.
You won’t find too many of the jobs described above advertised on the internet – the way to get a job in a bar or restaurant is to go around knocking on doors. But get here by May and you should be able to pay for your extended holiday.
For an idea of the type of jobs out there, take a look at Find Summer Jobs in Malta.