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

On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities: Please come visit us!

We offer complimentary meeting space in our program office to host employers who would like to schedule recruiting events with our students.  Based on student availability, the best days and times for these visits are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  To schedule an on-campus recruiting event, please contact our office to inquire about available dates.  Students will be notified of your visit, and will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about setting up an on-campus recruiting visit. Please let us know how we can assist you!

 

Associations & Organizations

The national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in funeral service and mortuary science education.
exdir@abfse.org
816-233-3747

International trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, funeral service, cremation and memorialization profession.
hq@iccfa.com
1-800-645-7700

National Board Examination service provider for the funeral service industry.
479-442-7076

Licenses funeral homes, crematories and funeral directors and oversees cemetery regulations in the state of Minnesota.
health.mortsci@state.mn.us
651-201-3829

Supports funeral service providers in Minnesota through an annual convention, legislative representation, networking and communication via print and web site.
info@mnfuneral.org
763-416-0124

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.
nfda@nfda.org
1-800-228-6332
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.

Non- Licensed Positions

Tuesday, October 1st - Student Position

Mueller Memorial builds heartfelt relationships and provides long-term support to the families we serve. Our purpose is to show love and respect to each other and to every person who comes through our doors. Relationships, empathy, legacy, trust, and excellence drive our decisions and act as our guiding principles.

Mueller Memorial is located in both St. Paul and White Bear Lake. Both locations place a high priority on engagement with the people and organizations within each community. Though many changes have taken place over the years, our commitment to dignified, personal service has always been a key part of the Mueller standard of service.

Hours are based on what is needed every week. We would like to have 4-5 hours every weekend. There is also an opportunity to help during evening visitations or if you have a day off of school. Qualities sought include a strong work ethic, a good sense of community, and excellent teamwork.

Email your resume & cover letter to Mandy Stafford at mandy@muellermemorial.com.

Monday, August 26 - Transfer Assistant

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 anne.christ@bradshawfuneral.com.

Jobs for Interns and/or Licensed Morticians/Funeral Directors

Monday, November 11 - Licensed Funeral Director & Future Owner

Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota is looking for a Licensed Funeral Director & Future Owner to continue its' mission of Guiding and serving families with Compassion and Trust.

Salary, 401K, Health, Vacation, all negotiable.

Email your resume & cover letter to Kevin kevin@okfhc.com

Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home
Kevin P Opsahl
601 W 21st St
Yankton, SD 57078

Thursday, November 7 - Licensed Funeral Director

Who we are:

The Daniel Funeral Home is now in its fifth generation of funeral service to Central Minnesota. Our success is based upon our genuine concern for the people we serve, as well as our thoughtfulness, understanding, compassion and respect. These qualities have been handed down from generation to generation, remaining with us and the families we serve.

 

Where we are:

St. Cloud is a great place to live and be part of. It has five area colleges, so it’s full of young people.  It has a small town atmosphere and is one of the fastest growing areas in Minnesota.  It’s also only an hour away from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area with easy access to I 94.  A gateway to the lake country of northern Minnesota, it’s a fabulous city to raise children in.  Please consider a move to be part of the right organization.  Check out our website at www.danielfuneralhome.com.

 

Job Overview:

This position will involve all aspects of funeral service including funeral arrangements, conducting funerals, greeting families, facilitating visitations, etc. We offer a friendly working environment with the opportunity for personal growth. We are looking for someone who can both promote a positive team atmosphere and maintain a professional disposition.

 

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Must be currently licensed MN or working toward a MN State license or have license reciprocity
  • Requires graduation from an accredited school of mortuary science

 

Wages:

  • Salary guarantee with hourly overtime with additional opportunity for more income

 

Benefits:

  • Family Health and Dental plans, HSA, Life Insurance, Cafeteria Plans
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Cell phone
  • Personal office space

 

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to:

paul@danielfuneralhome.com

Or mail a hardcopy to:

Paul Daniel
Daniel Funeral Home
P.O. Box 1222
St. Cloud, MN 56302
PH: (320) 251-0383

Monday, November 4th - Licensed Funeral Director

The University of Minnesota’s Anatomy Bequest Program has an open, full time research professional 3 position. This position works closely with whole body donors and supports internal and external anatomy courses.

The University of Minnesota Medical School Anatomy Bequest Program ensures availability of anatomical donations for undergraduate and graduate medical education, outreach, and research at the University of Minnesota, other similar teaching institutions, and medical and biomedical device research facilities throughout the state. The Program strives to create a network of donors, researchers, educators, students and healthcare providers to meet the challenges of existing health care needs within our community and promote the advancement of medicine for future generations.

 

For more position information and required qualifications, please visit the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website, reference job code 333979

For information about compensation & benefits, please visit the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website, reference job code 333979.

Anatomy Bequest Program
Andrew Ashton
312 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tuesday, October 29 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Located in the beautiful lake country of Northern, Minnesota, Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN, is looking for a quality licensed funeral director or apprentice, with a mindset that always puts service to families first above all else. 

You should be proficient in using computers and other associated technologies. Having excellent interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to give our families our best service during their time of need. We are a caring/compassionate team of directors and staff that is a full-service funeral home with an on- site cremation facility that strives to create a comfortable environment for working directly with families through bringing loved ones into our care, meeting families, making arrangements both preneed and at need, prep room duties including embalming, operation of our onsite crematory and other required tasks to compassionately serve our families. We offer an on-call schedule that is shared evenly with the other funeral directors on staff with regularly schedule time off to enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Grand Rapids area has to offer.

Please contact us by either e-mailing a cover letter with current resume to davidhuso@rowefuneralhomegr.com or mailing to

Rowe Funeral Home
ATTN David Huso
510 NW 1st Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Should you wish to speak directly with Dave, please call 218-326-6505.

Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience, with all inquiries kept confidential.

Thursday, October 24 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

3 Generation Family Owned & Operated since 1871, Karvonen Funeral Home & Cremation Service has an immediate opening for a full time/ part time Minnesota licensed funeral director or intern with 3 locations and on-site crematory. 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.


Located in west central Minnesota, Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service is proud to be a valuable part of an abundance of outdoor recreational activities: fishing, hunting, golfing, boating, bike riding, community events and not to mention the cultural activities in our region and our high quality of local schools to provide added value to your Minnesota Life.

We are looking for Full Time/Part Time or Intern Positions

This position comes with competitive compensation based on experience, with a flexible schedule, also includes on-site 5 bedroom 3 bath w/ 2 car garage house in.

 

Email your resume & cover letter, Send your resume & cover letter via US mail

 

Greg Karvonen

PO Box K

 

New York Mills, MN 56567

Thursday, October 24 - Licensed Funeral Director

Valley Mortuary Services is a funeral trade service doing over 500 calls per year.
We do more than embalming and removals. We do airport transfers both shipping and receiving plus as great deal of transports. Our part time staff handles the transports. Our service are is the hospitals and nursing homes of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN along with the ME offices in Grand Forks and Bismarck, ND. Also, the entire Red River Valley. In 2017 we moved to a brand new facility with a state of the art preparation room. We utilize ceiling lifts and
floor lifts for up to 500 pound cases.
The business continues to grow due to many transport contracts coming our way.

The Fargo/Moorhead has much to offer. There are several semi and pro sports teams to watch, many colleges with successful sports programs. If one enjoys theatre, the F/M area offers many venues with plays and concerts. We are just
a few miles from the many lakes of Minnesota and there is a small ski area nearby.

This position requires at least 3 years experience in embalming and directing.
Management experience is not required but will be helpful. We offer a wonderful work schedule that only requires one weekend on call per month (exceptions apply with regard to vacations). We do not operate like a full service funeral home. There are no visitations to attend, no bagging flowers, no standing in extremely cold or hot cemeteries, no suit and ties (we do stand in at burials
that require a suit but it is rare). The work environment is very relaxed so when
we are slow you will not have to come in to work.

This position offers the opportunity to the right person to purchase the business in 24 or less months. The owner will work with the applicant to put together a suitable purchase package. If you have wanted to be an owner but can not see paying millions of dollars for that business this just the opportunity for you.

Compensation is DOE and benefits will be negotiable.

 

Contact

Ron Gresham

valleymortuary@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 24 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Vertin Family Funeral Homes - Honoring Lives - Enriching Caregivers

We are a privately held, family owned, multiple-location/multiple-state funeral home company seeking self-motivated funeral service professionals to join our organization. We have funeral homes in MN, SD, IA, WI, MT, WY, and ND.

 

We are seeking a motivated and compassionate individual to serve as a full-time funeral director or apprentice. The right candidate for this position can quickly adapt to the needs of individual families by presenting personal, meaningful, and unique solutions to help honor and celebrate each life lived. A friendly personality and a positive attitude are also important qualities for success.

 

• Competitive salary based on experience
• Paid vacation
• Flexible schedule
• Employer-paid health insurance through BCBSMN
• Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
• Flexible spending account
• 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match
• Health Savings Account (HSA) with employer contribution
• Incentive bonus
• Company paid cell phone
• Clothing allowance
• Relocation assistance

 

Contact:

Melissa Volk 

melissa@vertin.com

Wednesday, October 23 - Licensed Funeral Director

Valley Mortuary Services is a Funeral Service Trade company. We serve the funeral homes of Fargo, ND and Moorhead as well as the Red River Valley. We opperate at a capacity of over 500 calls per year. We make removals, do embalming, facilitate cremation at a local crematory, ship and receive at the local airport and honor several contracts for transportation of deceased bodies.

The Fargo/Moorhead area has a population of over 200,000 with several collages and professional sports teams to watch. There are many interesting venues and activities to participate in as well.

The position requires a Minnesota funeral director's license and at least 3 years embalming and directing experience. Management experience is helpful but not required. The job description is best described by what it is not: the applicant will not have to make funeral arrangements, put up with rude or demanding families. There are no flowers to "bag" in the winter. No visitations to attend. No
standing out in extreme cold or hot cemeteries waiting on families to "tour" the cemetery. No suit and ties to wear on a daily basis and best of all not having to work every Saturday. The position has a schedule of one weekend on call per month unless otherwise arranged.

 Compensation is DOE and benefits will be discussed at interview.

Contact

Ron Gresham

valleymortuary@yahoo.com

Monday, October 21 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Searching for a career in the funeral industry that promises a positive work/life balance? The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are currently looking for a full-time licensed funeral director or funeral director intern to join our dedicated staff. Located in the scenic river valley of southern Minnesota, the Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm have proudly stood as one of the last cooperative funeral homes in the state of Minnesota. As a cooperative funeral home, we truly work for our patrons and our community to serve their needs.

Our employees are the most essential part of our organization and we make sure they are treated this way. We encourage our directors to be creative and original in giving our families the services that they desire and we give our directors any and all resources to do so. New Ulm is a charming, warm, welcoming community located in the heart of southern Minnesota and has so much to offer and individual or family looking to make it their home.

This position comes with a competitive salary based on experience, but also includes an attractive benefits package. Benefits include fully paid family health and dental insurance, a company paid 15% pension plan, 3 weeks (21 day) paid vacation, annual clothing allowance, company paid cell phone, amongst many other enticing benefits. On call scheduling is split evenly amongst a staff of six consisting of one weeknight on call, and a second as a backup. Weekends are evenly rotated among six placing an individual first on call one weekend, backup the second, and emergency backup for the third. Once you’ve rotated through your weekends on call, you then receive the following three weekends (Friday-Sunday) off.

Email your resume & cover letter to Eric Warmka at ewarmka@comcast.net.

Wednesday, October 2 - Licensed Funeral Director

Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is a family-owned and operated business for over 60 years. With 4 locations serving the La Crosse, Onalaska and Holmen areas, we have worked hard to develop a reputable reputation and community connection.

As our name suggests, we are a family-oriented firm. Employees are offered benefits and flexibility that make it easy to find balance. Our work environment allows our employees' freedom to decide how they do their best work with a friendly staff that engages in positive interactions with one another throughout the day.

All applicants must be team players, self-motivated, compassionate, willing to be involved in all aspects of funeral service and be eager to put the work into upholding our reputation of service excellence.

We offer a highly competitive salary, vehicle, along with 100% paid health insurance, three weeks paid vacation, and Retirement Plan/Profit Sharing. We are looking for a long-term fit, attitude and commitment are more important to us than the number of years worked in the industry.

Email your resume & cover letter to Brain Dickinson at Bjdickinson@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 1 - Licensed Funeral Director

Mueller Memorial is looking for a licensed funeral director. Mueller Memorial builds heartfelt relationships and provides long-term support to the families we serve. Our purpose is to show love and respect to each other and to every person who comes through our doors. Relationships, empathy, legacy, trust, and excellence drive our decisions and act as our guiding principles.

Mueller Memorial is located in both St. Paul and White Bear Lake. Both locations place a high priority on engagement with the people and organizations within each community. Though many changes have taken place over the years, our commitment to dignified, personal service has always been a key part of the Mueller standard of service.

A Minnesota Funeral Directors License is required and a Wisconsin License is a bonus.

Email your resume & cover letter to Mandy Stafford at mandy@muellermemorial.com.

Thursday, September 26 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation Service, located in Bemidji Minnesota, is looking for a licensed funeral director/intern. The position starts at 26 hours per week on average. A bachelor's degree is required.

Email your resume & cover letter to Kirk Malkowski at kmalkowski@olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, September 26 - Licensed Funeral Director

Wulff Funeral Homes is 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 of about 4 times a month with no removals or embalmings during on call.

We also have excellent benefits including overtime pay after 40 hours, guaranteed 4 days off in a two week period, sick time not attached to vacation, 6 paid holidays, and matching 401K.

Wulff is dedicated to helping celebrate your life or that of a loved one with a funeral and memorial service befitting the life lived.

Contact
Trista Sharkey
trista.sharkey@sci-us.com

651-776-1555

Friday, August 30 - Eye Bank Liaison

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).

Friday, August 30 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

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 joe.mahn@mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Monday, August 26 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

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 lsussman@kraftsussman.com.