It's all too easy to forget that the funeral business is exactly that: a business. If you've ever watched HBO's Six Feet Under, then you're at least somewhat familiar with the politics, budgeting, and lofty client demands that go on behind the scenes; to everyone else, the funeral industry is likely morbid, mysterious, and begs the question of why someone would ever choose to enter it.
The answer? It's a calling. Workers in the funeral industry are uncommonly passionate about what they do--in a line of work that doesn't exactly lend itself to light party anecdotes, they have to be. Below you'll find a range of jobs in the funeral and mortuary business, many of which are macabre--some even potentially distasteful--but all of which are truly necessary in an industry concerned, first and foremost, with helping people in their time of need.
Now Hiring: Funeral Jobs
Now Hiring: Funeral Jobs
Average salary: $51,000
Description: This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. Our Funeral Directors are looking for more than a career – it's a calling. The chance to make a real difference helping families during difficult times through compassion, understanding and providing the utmost in service.
Description: We are currently seeking a Maintenance Worker to maintain the overall appearance of cemetery, mausoleum and funeral home locations. Duties of this position may include maintenance and grounds keeping, locating grave sites, digging graves, installing crypt faces, conducting interments, entombments and inurnments and completing simple repairs and maintenance tasks.
Description: Answer heavy phone traffic, take death notification calls, dispatch removal personnel, embalm human remains, dressing, cosmetizing and casketing remains, making removals from places of death, maintain a neat and clean work environment and other duties as assigned.
Description: Our Advisors assist families, most often in a home sales presentation, by helping them make decisions about the planning of their Funeral Services and Cemetery Property needs in advance of their time of need. This saves the family money and emotional stress in the future. Truly a career you can feel GREAT about while still earning a terrific income.
The Field Customer Care Specialist is a front-line representative of our organization with both consumers and veterinarian clients. Primary job functions are: routing via a company vehicle to veterinary practices and/or homes of consumers, retrieving deceased pets awaiting transportation to our location, completing paperwork, verifying proper identification requirements, and transporting back to our offices. Post processing, transporting final cremated remains and merchandise back to the veterinary office or consumer home. As a component of veterinary office visits, the Field Customer Care Specialist will be responsible for fostering positive relationships between our offices and the veterinary staff - positioning products and services, solving problems, gathering feedback, and assuring high customer satisfaction.
Description: We are currently seeking a Funeral Attendant at Collins Funeral Services, in Bassett, VA. This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. The Funeral Attendant/Assistant will set-up and work viewings, funeral services, memorial services, etc.
Description: Responsible for the care, removal and transport of human remains in accordance with all state, local and company policies and procedures. Performs removals of deceased from hospital, nursing home or residence to transport to Personal Care Center, mortuary or funeral home. May perform removals from prep rooms or embalming facilities as well. Maintains and ensures removal vehicle is clean inside and out and is properly maintained. Maintains adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment in removal vehicles. Performs duties with strict adherence to Policies and Procedures.
Description: We are seeking a vibrant personality, dedicated to building brands and delivering results. Must be a dynamic, motivated, detailed oriented marketing professional that is able to develop community relations within the eldercare, hospitals, skilled nursing homes, chaplaincy, hospice, social work/care management community, and other decision influencers. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to use creativity, networking, and interpersonal skills to grow this organization. This position will work with Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery and Leppert Mortuary.
Description: We are an industry leader with over 20 offices in Michigan, and a proven sales system that has allowed our sales force to see financial success quickly while learning a unique industry. Oakview Cemetery in Roya Oak, Michigan is looking for hard working customer service/sales professionals that want a sales career opportunity helping people. No experience is necessary since we will teach you everything you need to know to be successful as an Advance Planning Counselor.
Description: The Crematory Operator reports to the Location Manager and will have the responsibility to see that the remains are properly received and processed at the crematory, and that the cremated remains are returned to the authorized person(s). Responsibilities Include: Care for deceased in a respectful manner while performing all the tasks involved in the cremation process. Receive remains and ensure all documentation is complete. Complete all required documentation with respect to cremation process and equipment maintenance. Strict adherence to all professional, municipal, state/provincial and federal licensing authority regulations applicable to the cremation of human remains.