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Resource: Tons of Occupation Prompts!

Some improv games call for an action to start the scene, but many improv scenes require a character with a specific job or occupation to get the scene going. Here are fifty gender-neutral occupation prompts that you can use to help your students create some fun characters. Try using them for games like Lines You’re Not Likely to Hear or World’s Worst, Family Portrait, or Job Interview. You can find fifty more prompts in the giveaway at the bottom of this page. Have fun!

1. Actor
2. Director
3. Writer
4. Editor
5. Dancer
6. Choreographer
7. Composer
8. Musician
9. Costume Designer
10. Set Designer
11. Lighting Designer
12. Stage Manager
13. Producer
14. Box Office Attendant
15. Usher
16. Teacher
17. Professor
18. Early Childhood Educator
19. Principal
20. Chef
21. Pastry Chef
22. Restaurant Server
23. Restaurant Host
24. Bartender
25. Dishwasher
26. Housekeeper
27. Childcare Provider / Babysitter
28. Personal Shopper
29. Retail Service Associate
30. Stocking Associate
31. Cashier
32. Lawyer
33. Judge
34. Librarian
35. Archivist
36. Biologist
37. Chemist
38. Physicist
39. Dentist
40. Dental Hygienist
41. Laboratory Assistant
42. Doctor
43. Nurse
44. Surgeon
45. Pediatrician
46. Anesthesiologist
47. Paramedic
48. Tailor
49. Mail Carrier
50. Lifeguard


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