Help Wanted-Moton Museum Operations Assistant

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by staff

Moton Museum Operations Assistant

Summer 2017

The Moton Museum Operations Assistant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at Longwood University. As a member of the Moton Museum staff, the successful candidate must be able to work independently in maintaining the regular operation of the museum as lead staff primarily during weekend and some evening hours. This is a position that requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible in both hours and in critical thinking. Training will be provided to all successful applicants.

Strong preference is given to individuals that demonstrate;

1.) Ability to interact with people

2.) Ability to communicate clearly with customers

3.) Ability to work independently

4.) Ability to do physical/manual labor

Position Requirements Include:

* Provide a positive client experience to all visitors of the museum.

* Ensure that all event set-ups are done in accordance with guest request.

* Complete all necessary reports.

* Clear and secure the building at closing.

* Enforce Moton Museum policies and procedures.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

* Provide coverage and assistance to the Moton Bookstore

Individuals interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume to director@motonmuseum.org. The position will begin at the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester.

Johns-Griffin Day 2017

Posted on April 12th, 2017 by staff

“Skip” Griffin Jr. to be keynote speaker for Johns-Griffin Day April 23

 

Photos courtesy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

Farmville, VA – In celebration of Johns-Griffin Day, Leslie “Skip” Griffin, Jr. will return to First Baptist Church on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. to give a keynote address. This local event celebrates the lives and legacy of Barbara Rose Johns Powell, organizer of the Moton High School student strike in 1951, and the Rev. L. Francis Griffin, minister of Farmville’s First Baptist Church who led the civil rights movement in Prince Edward and Virginia during the 1950s and 1960s.  The day will begin with a service at Triumph Baptist Church in Darlington Heights at 11:00am.  At 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Skip Griffin will give the keynote address. A light reception will follow both events. Read more here.

Restoration of Rights Workshop

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by staff

Central Virginia Arts Lecture This Sunday at Moton

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by staff

Coming up on Sunday, April 2, 2017, Central Virginia Arts will sponsor a lecture, Post Modern African American Art by Art Historian, Amanda Dalla Villa Adams

In this discussion of late 20th- through 21st-century African American art from the VMFA’s permanent collection, learn what it means to view art and how can we discover new things when properly looking at a work of art. Our discussion begins with simply looking. Then we will explore influences, such as race, gender, or context, as well as technique and subject matter in the work of Kehinde Wiley, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, Allison Saar, Renée Stout, and Robert Pruitt.

Amanda Dalla Villa Adams is a current doctoral student in art history at Virginia Commonwealth University, received her BFA in sculpture from VCU, and her MA in art history from the University of Cincinnati.

The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. at the Moton Museum in Farmville and is free and open to the public.

Family Challenge Scholarship

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by staff

 

Moton Family Challenge Scholarship Application Information

The Moton Family Challenge seeks to award two $2500 merit-based, renewable scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who are direct lineal descendants of students affected by the public school closings in Prince Edward County, Virginia, between 1959 and 1964. Applicants need not currently reside in Prince Edward County to be eligible for the scholarship. Click here for more information. 

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2017