Job Postings

December 02, 2019

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation

Position Description:

As an Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer at Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation, you will work under the direct supervision of a licensed Embalmer and a Funeral Director with the preparation and presentation of the deceased for our four locations in Agawam, Southwick, Springfield and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts,  while gaining on-the-job experience to ensure that the expectations of our client families and their guests are exceeded.


Position Duties:

  • Important to make a positive compassionate first impression of company on the telephone and in person, with pleasant and professional dress and demeanor.
  • Transports deceased person from place of death to funeral home, to/from crematory, on services, etc.
  • Works on-call /first-call shift schedule as needed.
  • Observe and assist the Funeral Director in consulting with client families or legal representative of the deceased to create services designed to meet their memorialization expectations.
  • Observe and assist that client families are presented with all service and merchandise options available.
  • Obtains information needed to complete required documents such as obituaries, death certificates, burial permits, and insurance.
  • Participate in all service arrangements and details with clergy, other presiding persons, fraternal or military organizations, and others who may participate in conducting the funeral service.
  • Utilize systems to record merchandise selections, enter contracts, and complete necessary forms.
  • Assist with planning and scheduling of visitations and services.
  • Under direction of a licensed Embalmer, participate in preparation of the deceased, dressing, casketing and restorative measurers when necessary.
  • Assist with placing caskets in visitation area, arrange flowers and memorial items.
  • Work all types of services and take part in directing and ushering families and service attendees to and from the location of the funeral service.
  • Assist in the transportation of client family to ensure a timely departure and arrival.
  • Assist with arranging and coordinating shipment of remains to and from other cities and locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Live within 25 minutes to Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation on 220 N. Main Street in East Longmeadow MA
  • Must be enrolled and plan to obtain a degree with an accredited Mortuary Science program
  • Adherence to dress code of business suit and conservative appearance.
  • Valid state issued driver license in good standing with an acceptable driving record.
  • Attend and perform work in a professional and courteous manner in accordance with the employer’s requirements.
  • Demonstrate willingness to participate in growing market share through community involvement.
  • Positive attitude and energy.
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Creativity when dealing with client families
  • Comfort level with computers and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) preferred


Interested candidates should email their resumes and cover letters to Loren Forastiere at:


October 17, 2019

Licensed Funeral Director or Apprentice

DeVol Funeral Home (Gaithersburg, MD)

Who we are:
DeVol Funeral Home, a Family owned funeral home is hiring a licensed funeral director or apprentice to join our group of dedicated professionals working in the busy location of Gaithersburg, Maryland. We are looking for someone, who shares our passion for helping others through their time of grief by making the arrangement process as clear, comfortable, and respectful to families, as possible.

Position Duties:

  • Meets with clients to make funeral arrangements, explains service options, assists in casket selection, provides pricing information, and prepares standardized contracts for services.
  • Performs technical and cosmological embalming services.
  • Directs funeral services and visitation, including greeting family members, coordinating and instructing pallbearers, greeting and escorting clergy to chapel.  May assist with funerals while not acting as primary director or act as hearse driver when needed.
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation and issuance of permits and documents associated with funerals and embalming.  This includes death certificate, permits from coroner, writing embalming case study and others as required.
  • Removes and transports deceased from home or hospital to funeral home.
  • Maintains cleanliness of preparation room and equipment.
  • Family friendly on-call schedule


  • Must be a licensed funeral director and embalmer OR the ability to obtain a Maryland state license (i.e. taken/preparing to take the National Board Exams)
  • Degree from an accredited Mortuary School or Mortuary School Program

Please send resume to Bob DeVol at for any additional questions; please call 301-948-6800