OCCUPATION THESAURUS

DOCENT



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A docent educates visitors at museums and similar institutions by providing tours, giving demonstrations, and hosting other activities. They are trained to share information about the exhibits, collections, and individual items specific to that establishment and may also participate in research projects for the facility. Though docents are often volunteers, there are many paid positions in this field.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Though no formal education is required, many institutions prefer their docents to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Teaching experience is beneficial but not mandatory. Docents are usually expected to complete training provided by the establishment before starting the position.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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