Job Postings

September 17, 2019

Full-time Funeral Apprentice

J. Verne Wood Funeral Home (Portsmouth, NH)

J. Verne Wood Funeral Home is looking for a full-time funeral apprentice to join our staff. The new hire must currently be attending or have attended mortuary school. He or she is primarily responsible for helping with removals, dressing and casketing, embalming, funeral services, light maintenance, and any other tasks assigned by the managing funeral director.

Our funeral home resides in a 19th century mansion in the heart of Portsmouth, NH and is just an hour’s drive away from Boston and Portland. As the largest and most prominent funeral home in the area, this position is an excellent opportunity to obtain experience in serving families of all religions and ethnicities. We generally try to promote from within and encourage our apprentices to build their own connections to the local community. Extensive training and mentorship will be offered by our senior directors to develop a high level of service and business acumen.    

Our ideal candidate is someone who is professional in conduct and caring in nature. A good work ethic and ability to work with a team is a must. Night and weekend hours are required. We provide flexible scheduling options that can work around most school attendance requirements.

The candidate should expect to start as soon as possible. One week of paid training and orientation will be provided. Please submit resumes, cover letters, and questions to jvernewood@gmail.com.

Requirements:

  • Currently attending or have attended mortuary school
  • 1+ years of experience in the funeral industry preferred
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license in good standing with acceptable driving record
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Professional attitude and willingness to work
  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills

Responsibilities:

  • Assist funeral directors with funeral, memorial, and graveside services
  • Perform pick-ups, removals, and transportation as needed
  • Maintain friendly relationships with local area churches, community centers, hospices, and        hospitals
  • General maintenance and cleaning of funeral home facilities
  • Help with embalming, dressing, and casketing
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Vacation time
  • Relocation assistance
September 17, 2019

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Minor Funeral Home (Milton, Vermont)

Minor Funeral Home has been in business since 1986 and was started as a family owned, 1st generation funeral home. 

We pride ourselves for our personal and caring service.  We are looking for a licensed funeral director and embalmer, either newly licensed or able to be licensed soon.

Position Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Arranging funerals and cremations with families
  • Completion for paperwork
  • Use of Word
  • Overseeing visitations and funeral services
  • Embalming and prep work
  • Assisting in general cleaning and maintenance of the funeral home and grounds
  • Removals
  • On call rotation

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a team player
  • Must be patient and a good listener to grieving families
  • Willing to learn and assist in all duties
  • Ability to lift and make removals
  • Graduated from an accredited mortuary college
  • A clean driving record & valid driving license
  • Professional in appearance and demeanor

This is a full time position.  Salary will be based on experience.  Interested applicants may call Steve Minor at (802)-355-6313 for more information.

September 12, 2019

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jordan Fernald Funeral Home (Hancock County Maine)

Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home in Hancock County Maine is currently seeking a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer/or Apprentice. We are a progressive firm with two facilities in two locations in Hancock County Maine.

Jordan- Fernald Funeral Home is known for its personal and professional care and services. “Jordan-Fernald caring for generations.”

 Position Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Provide services to our families in a caring and professional manner
  • Dressing/Casketing/Cosmetics of decedents
  • Embalming/Disposition Preparation (if an apprentice-under the supervision of a licensed funeral director)
  • Coordination and oversight of visitations and arranging and directing funerals (if an apprentice-under the supervision of a licensed funeral director)
  • Compliance with company policies and local, state and government regulations regarding OSHA, FTC, MSDS, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage with other entities, including but not limited to cemeteries, crematories, airlines or other funeral homes
  • Represent the company in civic and professional organizations and other activities as directed
  • Data Entry using ME Dave System.  

 Job Requirements:

  • Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Valid Driver’s License in good standing
  • Ability to meet physical demands of lifting, pushing and pulling approximately 150 pounds
  • Good organizational, communication and customer service skills
  • Willingness to learn and assist in all duties
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel and Windows DVD Maker
  • Empathy and patience with grieving families
  • Detail oriented, self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Must be willing to work weekends and evenings

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience, skill level and professionalism
  • Full benefits including eligibility to participate in our Simple IRA
  • Paid vacation and holiday time
  • Rotating on call schedule
  • Telephone allowance
  • Health Insurance package assistance                    

Please forward resume to Lauri@jordanfernald.com

September 11, 2019

Apprentice Funeral Director

Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home (York, Maine)

The Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, located in York, Maine, is committed to handling every family they serve with care and compassion through dedicated professional funeral and cremation service. We are a family owned & operated funeral home and have been serving the Southern Maine seacoast community since 1927. We are looking for a newly licensed or recently graduated apprentice to assist the owner/funeral director.

Position Duties:

  • removals
  • calling hours
  • funerals
  • regular cleaning of property, interior and exterior including vehicles
  • assist in dressing, casketing of deceased
  • assist Director with office tasks as needed
  • schedule to include "on-call" hours, weekends needed

Requirements:

  • Current enrollment from an accredited mortuary college
  • Physical ability to lift 75lbs
  • Valid and clean driver's license/record
  • Professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Ability to respond to York area death calls within 20 minutes

This is a flexible position, 20-40 hours available.

Serious applicants with dedication to professionalism, confidentiality and detail only please.

Please send resume and interest to: Kimberly Martin, lucaseatonkm@outlook.com

 

August 01, 2019

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer or Apprentice

Boule Funeral Home (Fall River, MA)

Boule Funeral Home has been known for its personal care and pre-need services since 1945. We are looking for a newly licensed or recently graduated apprentice/funeral director to assist in all aspects of the business and join our team!

Position Duties:

  • Disposition paperwork completion
  • Data entry using the MA VIP System
  • Dressing/Casketing/Cosmetics of decedents
  • Conducting visitations and funeral services (If an apprentice- under the supervision of a licensed funeral director)
  • Embalming/Disposition Preparation (If an apprentice- under the supervision of a licensed funeral director)
  • Coordinating and executing funerals, wakes, and memorial services

Requirements

  • Associates Degree from an accredited mortuary college
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Empathy and patience with grieving families
  • Willingness to learn and assist in all duties
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.

This is a full-time position.  Competitive salary. Interested applicants are asked to call Thomas Wilkinson for more details: (508) 673-2901

July 30, 2019

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and/or Registered Apprentice

Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home

Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home and Cremation Service is offering a full-time employment opportunity for a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and/or Registered Apprentice.  We are looking to expand our team of funeral professionals to help better serve our famillies and to also give better balance to our dedicated staff.

Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home has a reputation for providing unparalled service, staff and facilities.  We operate out of a newly built funeral home that is one of the finest in the area.

Candidates should have a desire to work in a team environment, but also be able to be self motivated and task oriented.  Our client families come first so it is important that you have the greatest level of respect, integrity and compassion.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A passion for delivering excellent customer service and outstanding care to each family we serve.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to both our client families and your team members.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers and technology.
  • Proficient embalming/preparation skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Availability to work an on-call rotation.
  • Personal commitment and integrity and professionalism.

Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience, skill level and professionalism.
  • Full benefits including eligibility to participate in our 401K program.
  • Paid vacation time.
  • Yearly bonus based on one’s performance and profitability of company.
  • Rotating on call schedule.
  • Focus on Employee Work / Life Balance.

Interested candidates are asked to email a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hardy at JenniferHardy@blakefuneralhome.com