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Samuel Lewis
  • XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, Sykesville, MD 21784
Professional Summary
Seasoned informal educator and public speaker and published writer with more than 15 years of experience in informal and outdoor education. Excellent people and technical skills, including knowledge of internet and social media. Track record of achieving exceptional results in natural and cultural history interpretation.
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Education and Training
  • Public Relations and Service
  • Communications and Media
  • History and Archeology
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Philosophy and Theology
Historic Interpreter, 06/2014 to 09/2014
Claude Moore Colonial Farm McLean, VA
  • Provide visitor services by answering visitor questions and addressing needs; and providing information about the Farm and surrounding areas.
  • Conduct interpretive talks to point out, describe, and explain historic features, uses, and tasks performed at the Farm, both in the 18th century and now.
  • Confer with Farm staff to determine subjects and schedules for Farm programs.
  • Assist with operations of general facilities, including administrative areas and animal-care facilities.
  • Plan, organize and direct activities of volunteers, both youth and adult.
  • Construct historical displays and reproduce historical artifacts for display and use on the Farm.
  • Research stories regarding the area's history, focusing on the 18th century.
  • Take photographs and motion pictures for use in social media and other promotional materials about the Farm.
Op-Ed Columnist, 03/2004 to 06/2014
Carroll County Times Westminster, MD
  • Develop ideas or material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or personal experiences.
  • Write columns, editorials, commentaries, or reviews that interpret events or offer opinions.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Research and analyze background information related to columns in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Determine a column's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
  • Reviet events or offer opinions.
Guest Services Associate, 08/2013 to 05/2014
Abbe Museum of Wabanaki History and Culture Bar Harbor, ME
  • Provide visitors with a basic understanding of Wabanaki culture and history, with an emphasis on their continuing contributions to Maine culture in the present day
  • Describe points of interest in the Museum to individuals and group members, and respond to questions.
  • Escort individuals or groups through the Museum, if requested or authorized to do so.
  • Conduct educational activities for school children, or assist educational staff in so doing.
  • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure compliance with Museum regulations and safety practices.
  • Provide directions and other pertinent information to visitors.
  • Greet and register visitors, and issue any required identification badges or safety devices.
  • Collect fees and tickets from individuals and group members.
  • Distribute brochures, show audiovisual presentations, and explain Museum processes and operations.
  • Solicit tour patronage and sell souvenirs.
Public Safety Officer, 11/2010 to 08/2012
IPC International Corporation Westminster, MD
  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Monitor and adjust controls that regulate building systems, such as air conditioning, furnace, or boiler.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Patrol industrial or commercial premises to prevent and 
  • detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Escort or drive motor vehicle to transport individuals to specified locations or to provide personal protection.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
Seasonal Naturalist, Volunteer Coordinator, 09/2009 to 08/2010
Cunningham Falls State Park Thurmont, MD
  • Provide visitor services by explaining regulations; answering visitor requests, needs and complaints; and providing information about the park and surrounding areas.
  • Conduct field trips to point out scientific, historic, and natural features of parks, forests, historic sites or other attractions.
  • Prepare and present illustrated lectures and interpretive talks about park features.
  • Perform emergency duties to protect human life, government property, and natural features of park.
  • Confer with park staff to determine subjects and schedules for park programs.
  • Assist with operations of general facilities, such as visitor centers.
  • Prepare brochures and write newspaper articles.
  • Research stories regarding the area's natural history or environment.
  • Interview specialists in desired fields to obtain and develop data for park information programs.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire or sign up volunteers, both individuals and groups.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in community to meet both Park and organization's needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
  • Evaluate the work of volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  • Research and analyze member or community needs to determine program directions and goals.
  • Represent Park in relations with volunteer and community organizations.
Education Coordinator, 11/2007 to 08/2009
Spoutwood Farm Center Glen Rock, PA
  • Instruct students – both on-farm interns and apprentices and interested members of the public – in sustainable agriculture and sustainable living practices, individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
Certificate: Park Management, May 2001 Frederick Community College - Frederick, MD
Master of Theological Studies (MTS): Ecological Theology, History of Christianity, May 1995 Divinity School, Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts: Self-designed, Medieval Studies, May 1991 Western Maryland College - Westminster, MD
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Previous Companies:

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm
  • Carroll County Times
  • Abbe Museum of Wabanaki History and Culture

Previous Job Positions:

  • Historic Interpreter
  • Op Ed Columnist
  • Guest Services Associate
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Seasonal Naturalist


  • Frederick Community College
  • Divinity School, Vanderbilt University
  • Western Maryland College

Level of Education:

  • Certificate
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
  • Bachelor of Arts

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