talent scout

noun
a person whose business it is to recognize and recruit persons of marked aptitude for a certain field or occupation, especially in entertainment or sports.

Origin:
1935–40

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talent scout
 
n
a person whose occupation is the search for talented artists, sportsmen, performers, etc, for engagements as professionals

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It is as a talent scout, packager, and creator of deals that he has met with true success.
There he acts as a kind of talent scout, looking for especially fortunate souls to recruit into an underground gambling circuit.
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