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  1. One who makes arrows.

    Fletcher

  2. A female employee of a family who teaches children within their home. In contrast to a nanny (formerly called a nurse) or a babysitter, she concentrates on teaching children.

    Governess

  3. Person engaged in the art of mounting or reproducing animals and humans for display.

    Taxidermist

  4. A person who sews for a living.

    Seamster/Seamstress

  5. Someone who makes wooden staved vessels of a conical form, of greater length than breadth, bound together with hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of this person's work include but are not limited to casks, barrels, buckets and tubs.

    Cooper

  6. Term applied to the art of untrained and unnamed painters of the American Colonies, or to the artists themselves. Typically the art is ornamental decoration for signs, clock faces, fire buckets, fire screens, etc.

    Limner

  7. A specialist in the leather processing industry who after the tanning process applies techniques of dressing, finishing and colouring to the tanned hide to make it strong, flexible and waterproof.

    Currier

  8. One who has tenure and use of the land that is a fenced or enclosed area, usually small and arable with a his/her dwelling thereon.

    Crofter

  9. Street seller of fruit and vegetables. The term derived from the words for a type of apple and monger, i.e. "seller", came to be particularly associated with the "barrow boys" of London who would sell their produce from a wheelbarrow or wheeled market stall.

    Costermonger

  10. A wine steward who is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, commonly working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all facets of wine service.

    Sommelier

  11. Someone involved in the business of funeral rites. The job often entails the burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony.

    Mortician/Undertaker

  12. Someone who removes hair from animal hides in preparation for tanning.

    Fellmonger

  13. An employee who lives on the premises of apartment buildings and serves as a general property caretaker; while the phenomenon and the term are most common in France, they can be seen elsewhere.

    Concierge

  14. An official responsible for investigating deaths, particularly those happening under unusual circumstances, and determining the cause of death.

    Coroner

  15. S/he is the direct assistant of the executive chef and is second in command. May be responsible for scheduling, and filling in for the executive chef when he or she is off-duty.

    Sous-chef

  16. Person engaged in the process of wine production, from the selection of grapes to the bottling of finished wine.

    Vintner

  17. A content specialist of a heritage institution (museum, gallery etc.) who is responsible for an institution's collections.

    Curator

  18. A person who keeps honey bees for the purposes of securing commodities such as honey, beeswax, pollen; pollinating fruits and vegetables.

    Apiarist/Beekeeper

  19. A person who sells small, commonly used items of clothing via retail which can include ribbons and buttons or completed accessories such as hats or gloves.

    Haberdasher

  20. A construction professional that selects, cuts, installs, replaces, and removes residential, commercial, and artistic glass. They also install aluminum storefront frames and entrances, glass handrails and balustrades, shower enclosures, curtain wall framing and glass and mirror walls.

    Glazier

  21. Also known as a coppersmith, he is one who works copper.

    Redsmith

  22. A hotel porter, who helps patrons with their luggage while checking in or out. The name is derived from the fact that the hotel's front desk would ring to summon an available employee, who would jump to attention at the desk in order to receive instructions.

    Bellhop/Bellboy

  23. An officer who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts depending on the jurisdiction.

    Notary

  24. First used by the French military, he was one who excavated trenches under defensive musket or artillery fire to advance a besieging army's position.

    Sapper

  25. A professional in the practice of the management and maintenance of trees. Work may also include care of shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants.

    Arborist

  26. A wine merchant who assembles the produce of smaller growers and winemakers and sells the result under its own name.

    Negociant

  27. A specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horse's hoof so as to fit shoes to the horse's foot.

    Farrier

  28. Somebody who makes shoes and other articles from fine soft leather. The word is derived from the leather produced in Córdoba, Spain.

    Cordwainer

  29. A member of the deck department of a ship. On naval vessels, the s/he is a warrant officer or petty officer and on merchant ships, the foreman of a ship's deck crew and is sometimes also third or fourth mate.

    Boatswain

  30. A business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.

    Actuary

  31. Historically, he was a person who worked with ropes for hoisting the sails of a ship. Today, he specializes in the lifting and or moving of extremely large and/or heavy objects.

    Rigger

  32. In theatre, the responsibilities of this profession typically include the hiring of actors, the development of a season of plays with a sense of the coherence among them, the assistance with and editing of new plays by resident or guest playwrights and the like.

    Dramaturge

  33. A person who installs plastic moulding strips into slotted edges of metal tabletops using a mallet and bandsaw.

    Beader

  34. An occupation in the Middle Ages, now defunct. This person was chosen by the lord of the manor or elected by the villagers to lead the sowing and harvesting, to impound stray cattle, and to supervise hedging and temporary fencing around hay meadows.

    Hayward

  35. Someone who makes or sells candles and/or soap.

    Chandler

  36. Was traditionally a person who could read and write. This usually indicated secretarial and administrative duties such as dictation and keeping business, judicial, and history records for kings, nobility, temples, and cities.

    Scrivener/Scribe