Jul 15th 2021

Archivist – Wheal Martyn Clay Works

Job opportunity: Archivist (fixed term project)

Wheal Martyn Trust in Cornwall is seeking an experienced Archivist to deliver a 12 month project which is a vital next step in safeguarding one of Cornwall’s most significant industry archives.  It is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the pursuit of the Trusts vision for its archive, supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers.  The project involves the relocation of an extensive archive relating to Cornwall’s largest mining industry (china clay) to its museum site, Wheal Martyn, on the edge of St. Austell.

The post is funded by HM Treasury through The National Archives (TNA) Covid-19 Support Fund and will help to address the immediate risks that are posed to the long term security and preservation of the collection, which have been compounded by the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wheal Martyn is the only museum of china clay in Europe and is set amongst the preserved remains of two former Victorian china clay works.

A copy of the job description and application form can be downloaded here:
Archivist – Job Description – July 2021


Applications close at noon on Monday 2 August 2021 with interviews anticipated to take place in the week commencing 9 August 2021.  Wheal Martyn offers a flexible approach to recruiting and if you have any questions about the post please contact recruitment@wheal-martyn.com and someone will be in touch.