Professional Resources

Licensing Requirements

Licensing requirements depend on where you wish to live and practice as a funeral director.  It is best to contact the regulatory board in the state where you wish to pursue licensure for specific information about their licensing requirements before applying to a funeral service program. This is the best way to insure that your academic program will satisfy the licensing requirements of the state in which you desire to practice as a funeral director. 

Information regarding becoming a licensed mortician in Minnesota

Associations & Organizations

The national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in funeral service and mortuary science education.

International trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization profession.

National Board Examination service provider for the funeral service industry.

Licenses funeral homes, crematories and funeral directors and oversees cemetery regulations in the state of Minnesota.

Supports funeral service providers in Minnesota through an annual convention, legislative representation, networking and communication via print and web site.

Provides funeral service resources to members of the public and the funeral service profession, lobbies on behalf of the funeral service industry, provides continuing education and learning opportunities to funeral service professionals through conferences, the web site and written publications.
Discount student membership available.

Job Opportunities

The University of Minnesota's Program of Mortuary Science is dedicated to supporting our students, graduates, and funeral service professionals. 

To assist graduates, employers, and other Program stakeholders with workforce needs, we offer a free, online job posting service for positions relating to the practice of mortuary science. 

In order to promote equity and accessibility for job posting requests we receive, positions will be posted on the Program's website for a period of three months.

To advertise your job opening on our website, please complete our form HERE.

Note: As of May 2019, we are no longer able to forward job posting e-mails to current/former students.

Jobs for UMN Students

Transfer Assistant

Date Posted:
Monday, August 26

The family-owned and operated Bradshaw Funeral and Cremation Services, centralized in the Twin Cities, is committed to providing services that distinguish us from other funeral home firms. We call it "Creating Meaningful Events that Celebrate Life®." Our passion and purpose, with every family we serve, is to acknowledge a life lived and bring healing to those who remain.

Transfer assistants are scheduled for an average of ten nights per month, working 25 or fewer hours, on average, per week. You must have the ability to leave from our Rice Street location within 30 minutes of receiving a call. You must also be able to lift 100 pounds.

Email your resume and cover letter to Anne Christ at

Student Position

Date posted:
Thursday, July 25

Gearty-Delmore is a family-owned firm nearing 100 years in operation. The staff consists of 10 funeral directors all of whom graduated from the University of Minnesota Department of Mortuary Science. The company employs six Mort Sci students each year, who have gone on to be successful funeral directors practicing throughout the Upper Midwest.

Students are expected to work 2-3 nights a week during the school year from 5-9 pm, as well as every other weekend. Students are also expected to be on-call overnight for removals approximately once a week. More hours are available upon request. Students must be willing to treat families in a respectful and appropriate manner. No prior experience is necessary, but an open mind and willingness to learn is appreciated.

There are two categories: Live-in positions (1 available) have salary of $550 per pay period and additional hourly for first calls. Non live -in positions (2) have hourly wage of $13 for all scheduled times, with additional for removals.

Dan Delmore

Night Attendant

Date posted:
Thursday, July 25

O'Halloran & Murphy is a reputable, established, family-owned funeral home. We have a hardworking, positive, and passionate work environment. We have three metro locations - Highland Park Neighborhood in St. Paul, a beautiful new building in Woodbury, and the Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville.

We are looking for someone who is reliable, professional, has great communication skills, attention to detail, and is passionate in learning to help our families we serve. Hours are every Monday and Thursday and every other Friday afternoon/evenings (4:30pm-7:30pm) and every other weekend Saturday and Sunday 8am - 3pm (20-25 hours a week). Shifts can be longer depending on work that needs to be done (such as visitations, services, printing, cleaning, etc).

Elizabeth Miller

Transfer Assistant

Date posted:
Friday, July 12

Metro First Call is a company serving funeral homes, medical examiners, and medical colleges with transportation, cremation, body preparation, and more.

Position Details

  • No experience necessary
  • 25 or fewer hours, on average, per week
  • 12-hour on-call shifts

Mary Koch

Night Attendants

Date posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Two night attendant positions are open at Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel in Richfield. Duties will include answering the telephone at night and weekends, assisting directors with removals, funerals, visitations, and washing the vehicles prior to services.

This position comes with a rent-free single-person apartment and additional compensation for participating with removals on top of regular pay. Requirements for the position include either being a current or incoming student at the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota. Experience is welcomed but not necessary. Training is provided if there is no experience.

Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel
6527 Portland Ave. S.,
Richfield, MN 55423

Live-in Position

Date posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Willwerscheid Funeral Home
1167 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Live-in Position Available July of 2019

  • Pays $750 per month plus free rent and free utilities
  • Commitment: Every other night and every other weekend.
  • Duties include greeting people at visitations and answering phones.
  • Call Larry or Steve Willwerscheid at 651-228-1006

Jobs for Interns and/or Licensed Morticians/Funeral Directors

Eye Bank Liaison

Date posted:
Friday, August 30

Lions Gift of Sight is a non-profit eye bank, and is part of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota. We are a community based, national leader with global impact restoring sight through human eye donation for nearly 60 years.

This is a full-time 40 hour per week position, primarily daytime business hours M-F with occasional evening/weekend hours.

For more information, see the university's job site (Job ID: 332370).

Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Date posted:
Friday, August 30

Start your career with a team of innovative funeral professionals at a family owned funeral home in southeastern Minnesota. Mahn Family Funeral Home in the Rochester area has an immediate opening for a full-time Minnesota licensed funeral director or intern. Responsibilities would include all aspects of funeral service. Individual must be a self-motivated person, able to think independently and contribute as a part a team.

This position comes with competitive compensation based on experience, with a flexible schedule that includes an attractive on-call rotation, consisting of one night a week and every other weekend, paid vacation, retirement plan, and health, life, and short/long term insurance. Schedule includes one night on call during the weeknights and every other weekend covered with another director. Must be a licensed Minnesota Funeral Director or Intern.

Email your resume and cover letter to Joe Mahn at

Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Date posted:
Monday, August 26

Kraft-Sussman is a family-owned Funeral home. We are the top-rated funeral home in Las Vegas, with over 100 Google 5-star reviews. We care for approximately 400 families a year. The Funeral Director/Apprentice shall work with all aspects of the operation; including but not limited to working with survivors, arrangement conferences, first call, prep work, services and administrative tasks. We are the only funeral home in Nevada to do alkaline hydrolysis cremation.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A caring, pleasant, engaging
  • Conducts himself/herself in a professional manner at all times
  • Is, or can readily work toward being, licensed in Nevada
  • Takes extreme pride in his/her work
  • Is self-motivated
  • Is comfortable with a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Has strong time management skills
  • Has strong problem-solving skills
  • Is an active listener
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
    • Being bi-lingual is a plus.
  • Has the physical ability and stamina to be able to perform all aspects of funeral home work.
  • Has a valid, clean driving record.
  • Has strong computer skills in word processing and database usage.

Please Email your resume and cover letter to Laura Sussman at

Licensed Funeral Director

Date posted:
Saturday, July 27

Huber Funeral & Cremation Services is family-owned and operated for over 60 years. We have built a tradition on providing the best professional care and personalized service to the families we serve. We have three locations which service families all over the West Metro in the beautiful Lake Minnetonka area: Excelsior, Eden Prairie, and Mound.

Job requirements include all aspects of funeral service; removals, body preparations, arrangements, coordinating and directing services, ship-outs, and more. Applicants should be self-motivated, engaging, and dependable, and should be able to work independently or as a team. 

Work schedule is Monday thru Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with some Saturdays as necessary (comp time available). On-call rotation one weekday and every third weekend. Directors also rotate every third Monday off.

Huber Funeral Homes offers competitive compensation, opportunity for additional commission, limited on-call schedule, and a comprehensive benefits package. Optional spacious 2-bedroom attached apartment, with indoor parking is available.

Paul Huber
(612) 916-9025

Licensed Funeral Director

Date posted:
Thursday, July 25

We currently have an opening for a Licensed Funeral Director at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Edina, MN. The Funeral Director manages all phases of the funeral arrangement from setting up funeral services to final disposition. The Funeral Director interacts directly with client families, making all arrangements, handling all aspects of the service and ensuring the client family receives a flawless experience that captures, acknowledges and shares the life purpose of their loved one. This position is considered a significant practitioner level and as such must be participating in professional funeral service function according to prescribed, established levels and have from time to time lead or supervisory responsibility of staff or of a designated function or department.


  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Valid state-issued Funeral Director/Embalmer license (as per state licensing requirement)
  • Completed Mortuary School
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in Customer Service
  • At least one (1) year of work experience – funeral industry preferred
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office – Outlook, Word, clocking in/out etc.

Foundation Partners Group

Licensed Funeral Director

Date posted:
Thursday, July 25

We currently have an opening for a Licensed Funeral Director at Cremation Society of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. The Funeral Director manages all phases of the funeral arrangement from setting up funeral services to final disposition. The Funeral Director interacts directly with client families, making all arrangements, handling all aspects of the service and ensuring the client family receives a flawless experience that captures, acknowledges and shares the life purpose of their loved one. This position is considered a significant practitioner level and as such must be participating in professional funeral service function according to prescribed, established levels and have from time to time lead or supervisory responsibility of staff or of a designated function or department.


  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Valid state-issued Funeral Director/Embalmer license (as per state licensing requirement)
  • Completed Mortuary School
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in Customer Service
  • At least one (1) year of work experience – funeral industry preferred
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office – Outlook, Word, clocking in/out etc.

Foundation Partners Group

Licensed Funeral Director

Date posted:
Friday, July 12

Sandberg Funeral & Cremation Services

Family owned and operated since 1942, we serve families in North St. Paul and the surrounding communities. We are proud to be ‘The Neighborhood Funeral Home’ coming alongside families to guide them through the funeral planning process.

Bachelor's Degree with a Major in Mortuary Science is required. Benefits include PTO, health insurance, funeral suits, and more.

Mary Kaye Sandberg

Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Date posted:
Thursday, July 11

O'Halloran and Murphy Funeral Homes

We are a family-owned firm that has been operating for 143 years. We serve all people no matter what race, religion or financial means. We believe in going the extra mile to serve families. We have a great staff that operates together to help one another to do our best work. We provide a better average salary and health insurance benefits or health savings account, a matching 401k plan, and time off for personal matters. Also, we provide training in funeral service by outside providers.

You need a funeral director or funeral director intern license. Salary and bonus will range from $45,000 to $90,000 depending on years of service in funeral service and abilities.

John O'Halloran

Licensed Funeral Director or Apprentice

Date posted:
Friday, June 28, 2019

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.


  • 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

Full-time Funeral Director

Date posted: 
Friday, June 28, 2019

Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapels, a family-owned funeral home is looking for a funeral director to join their growing team. We are looking for people with a passion for the funeral industry and the desire to perform extraordinary services. Our three chapels are located in NE Minneapolis, Blaine & Maple Grove (two suburbs of Minneapolis). We pride ourselves on being a progressive funeral home and welcome energy and creativity from future team members!

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in the industry and interns are most welcome. This position will work in all aspects of funeral service including removals, embalming, arrangements, and conducting services. Candidates must have or be able to obtain licensure in the state of Minnesota.

Competitive salary based on experience ($45,000-$70,000+), attractive schedule options & benefits (medical, dental, retirement plan & PTO) are offered.  Please send resume and cover letter to Danielle at

Funeral Director/Intern

Date posted:
Friday, June 28, 2019

Immediate opening for a full-time director or intern at Crescent Tide Cremation, a growing, family-owned funeral home located in St. Paul, MN.  We are a fairly new funeral home and we take a slightly different approach to providing high-quality, low-cost services to families. We have recently expanded and have a new space and equipment (crematories, etc.) Please visit our website for more information about our business philosophy and mission.

Responsibilities include making arrangements with families, removals, some funeral service work, possibly crematory operation/prep room work.

Main work schedule is 4 days per week (m-f w/ rotating day off, 9am-4pm); currently, directors are on call about 1 weekend a month and an additional 2 weeknights per month.

3 weeks vacation. Other benefits will be discussed at time of interview. Competitive salary based on experience and performance.

A qualified candidate would be enthusiastic and self-motivated, possess good communication skills, be computer and internet savvy.  Must have a MN license (or be in the internship stage of licensing) and having a WI license is a plus.

Call/email Verlin or Lisa with questions. To apply, please email/fax/mail your resume and references to:

Crescent Tide Funeral and Cremation
774 Transfer Rd. St. Paul, MN 55114
Fax: (651) 203-3534 
Phone: (651) 315-8214

Positions Available

Date posted:
Friday, June 28, 2019

At Neptune Society, our mission is to provide peace of mind through end of life planning with a customer-centric workplace that provides families with dignified and affordable cremations services.

General Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate is the primary contact with our families and interacts with them to fulfill their death care needs. Funeral Directors are responsible to ensure customers’ full range of needs is addressed. He /She will provide customer service in all the areas of helping families and establishes strong personal and business relationships with customers.
  • Meet with families.
  • Aftercare includes delivery of documents, stationery, documentation, information on insurance, health benefits and pension, pre-arrangements for next of kin.
  • Answering phones, preparing reports as necessary and participating in staff meetings.
  • Office duties such as operating fax machine, computer, multiline phone system, debit card machine, typewriter, postage meter and scale and stereo/video system may be required to be operated from time to time.
  • Retain heritage and grow market share through active involvement with community.
  • Ensure adherence to all professional, municipal, provincial/state and federal licensing authority, regulations and rules applicable to the provision of funeral services.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • State Funeral Director license preferred or Direct Disposer license required
  • Two years Associate’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Good driving record and must provide a current, valid driver’s license
  • High level of compassion and integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Professional and team player
  • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling required

Some rewarding benefits we provide include

  • Competitive health plans with generous employer paid portion
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Competitive Salary and bonus potential (applies to most positions)
  • Robust Training and seasoned leaders foster mentor relationships for new employees
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Funeral discounts, and more
  • Monday - Friday Schedule

If you are committed to teamwork, respect, trust, communication and accountability we would love to have you join our growing team today! 

Great Place to Work Certified in 2018!
Lorna Otero, National Corporate Recruiter/ HR
SCI Direct Inc.
100 N.W. 70th Avenue, Suite 200 | Plantation FL 33317
Phone: 954.556.9426

Full-time Funeral Director

Date posted: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wulff Funeral Homes, with locations in Woodbury and St. Paul, is hiring for a full-time primary arranger licensed funeral director.


We are looking for an individual who is interested in working as a licensed funeral director specifically focused on doing arrangements and funeral services in an urban fast pace setting. We provide detailed training for all aspects of funeral service and a good on-call schedule.

If interested, please contact Trista Sharkey at Wulff Funeral Home
Phone: 651-776-1555

Full-time Employee

Date posted: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dougherty of Hibbing is a funeral service provider that has been family-owned and operated since 1898. Proudly serving 2 locations on the Iron Range, we are committed to maintaining the highest quality standard of funeral services for our community members during their times of need. We value long-term employees with strong moral values, determination, and compassion.

We are currently searching for an individual to join our team as a full-time employee. We are willing to welcome interns who intend to practice funeral service full-time upon graduation and completion of the National and Minnesota State Funeral Boards.

Job Description:

We are a full-service funeral home. We care for our families from time of transfer to burial.

Employees are expected to meet with families; explain services in detail; provide recommendations upon request; maintain appropriate contact with vendors, families, government personnel, perform after hour removals, embalming, and cosmetics.

Minimum Requirements for Application:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Mortuary Science
  • Completion of State and National Funeral Boards
  • Proficient embalming and preparatory skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Computer literacy
  • Attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and small group communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in sensitive environments
  • Empathetic in nature
  • Conflict resolution/mediation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

Dougherty of Hibbing will offer you a dynamic glimpse into rural practice, an inside look at the business aspect of funeral service, and one-on-one learning experiences from our professional staff with over 90 years combined experience. Our work environment is one that is full of hard workers who have laid-back and easy-going personalities.

Benefits Offered:

Salary negotiable with experience, Paid vacation, Company provided medical insurance, 401(k) and retirement planning, Opportunities for free room, Commission on select services, and more.

If interested, please submit your detailed resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to, subject line: “Application for Employment.” For more information, contact Chris, Pat, Jeff or Brennan at (218)-262-2214

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Date posted: 
Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Erickson Funeral Home is happy to announce a Job opportunity for a Licensed Funeral Director/ Embalmer. Our firm has been in business for 100 years, owned and operated by the Erickson Family. We take pride in our work ethic and our Golden standard of services to the families we serve and the employees we work alongside. On average we serve 115 families a year with most of our services being traditional burial. Located in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin in Lafayette County.  You will have the privilege to work with families we have been serving for decades and experience the love and support of a small town. We have three locations; Darlington, Argyle and Shullsburg. These quaint towns have deep historical roots and beautiful scenic views. We invite those who have a positive outlook and a willingness to provide warm customer service to join our dedicated team.   

Visit our Website:

Position: Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Role and Responsibilities

  • “To serve our families the way we would expect to be served in our time of need.” -Brent Erickson, Owner
  • On-call schedule: Every other night, every other weekend and every other Holiday. 
  • Embalming
  • Conducting Funerals and Memorial services
  • At-Need funeral arrangements
  • Pre-need funeral arrangements
  • Sitting visitation
  • Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Wisconsin  
  • Apprenticeship position will be considered if the individual has completed Mortuary school and has passed their National and Wisconsin State Board Exams. 

Preferred Skills

  • Embalming
  • Customer service
  • Attention to detail

Perks of the Job

  • Competitive salary
  • 401-K
  • One-week paid vacation (after the first six months of employment), four paid personal days and three paid sick days.  (time off increases as years of employment increase)
  • State of the art Embalming facility (remodeled in 2019) 
  • Work vehicle and gas for transportation to and from work
  • Continuing education 
  • Friendly co-workers
  • Monthly team meetings 
  • Opportunity for local volunteering (EMS, Fire Fighter…)
  • Expression of creativity
  • Housing above our Shullsburg location (if interested)
  • Caring and loyal management

Contact us:

Ask for Brent or Justin Erickson
Phone: 608-776-3542 Address: 508 Park Place, Darlington WI, 53530

Licensed Funeral Director Intern

Date posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The O’Connell Family Funeral Homes of Hudson and Baldwin, Wisconsin are currently looking for a licensed funeral director intern that is seeking to fulfill a career in making a difference. Generous benefits include: (health and dental insurance, profit sharing), health savings account, Retirement plan, personal time off program, cell phone reimbursement, and clothing allowance. A rewarding schedule which includes every fifth weekend on call and one day a week coverage. Our funeral homes offer onsite crematory services allowing continuity of care. We are located on the scenic St. Croix River.

The goal of the funeral director and the O’Connell Family Funeral Home is to provide ultimate funeral service by being compassionate, empathetic, offering complete options and choices while being at our families total disposal. Our objective is aimed at offering a unique and personalized service to each and every family. As funeral directors, we are given a short window of opportunity for a lifelong of lasting effects!


Qualifications and Essential functions:

  • Must have the ability to cope and function with extremely difficult situations such as death to infants, children, or violent deaths due to accidents, suicide, and homicides.
  • Must have the ability to communicate properly with fellow coworkers and grieving families.
  • Excellent documentation skills and record keeping.
  • Must have the ability to operate computer software, internet, facsimile, or other electrical equipment.
  • Must have the ability to physically lift, carry, push, or pull up to 100 pounds or greater.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to live in the St. Croix Valley ‘Area’

For more information, please contact Mike O’Connell, owner and director, at 715-220-8209;

Licensed Funeral Director or Apprentice

Date posted: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

4th Generation family-owned Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake, WI, is seeking a Wisconsin Licensed Funeral Director, Apprentice, or Funeral Director with the ability to reciprocate their license to Wisconsin, to join our staff.

This is a unique opportunity in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Our firm serves 165 families a year, throughout Taylor County and surrounding areas. We would prefer the candidate to have completed mortuary school. This position requires the candidate to engage in all aspects of the day to day operations of the funeral home including; removals, embalming, funeral arrangements, visitations, and funeral services. Salary will be based upon experience, a fair on-call schedule, and other incentives will apply.

Please email your resume to Jeff Hemer at or call 715-748-2215 for additional information.