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. 

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

Non-Licensed Positions

6/22/2020 - Cemetery Marker and Merchandise Sales Associate

Lakewood Cemetery is a Minnesota landmark renowned for its art, history, and its contemplative beauty as a place of remembrance in the heart of Minneapolis. With 250 acres of park-like urban property which includes spectacular lake views and serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, Lakewood is one of the largest and most distinguished entities of its kind in North America.

Positioning the organization for growth and transformative change, our newly created leadership team is seeking a highly organized, creative performer with a passion for helping people to sell cemetery merchandise, follow up on orders for the team at large, and provide some administrative support in our office.

A nonprofit approaching its 150th year of operation, Lakewood remains devoted to its founding mission as a memorial and cremation property for people of all denominations. 

In this position, you will work directly with customers selling all forms of memorialization: markers, vases, urns, engravings, etc. You will order, follow up on, and be quality control overseeing all merchandise sales orders. You will assist as needed to keep the office running smoothly by providing excellent customer service and experiences. You may also be called on to provide assistance at Lakewood events.

Requirements & Qualifications: Ability to prioritize, sometimes on the fly, is a necessity. Consistent communication and follow-through, pride in accuracy, and a warm, professional demeanor are critical traits. Previous sales, customer service, and/or industry experience is preferred, but training will be provided.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Meet with clients: assess needs and sell markers, monuments, and merchandise • Process and review all orders with vendors • Update records/photos for completed orders • Physically verify and confirm orders • Request and follow up on work orders and complaints/issues

IDEAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • Associate or bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience • Strong Microsoft office skills (Excel) • Tech Savvy • Driver’s License • Presentation skills • Accuracy and attention to detail • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills • Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiative and be proactive • Proven ability to effectively prioritize workflow • Team player • Customer focus • Overachieving attitude • Professional • Willingness to learn

Compensation & Benefits: Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Range expected $50,000-$65,000 (Expected base pay of $40,000 - $45,000, with commission component). Generous Health/Dental Insurance, 401K, Life/Disability Insurance.

Email your resume & cover letter to Kelly Leahy at kellyl+markersales@lakewoodcemetery.org

Lakewood Cemetery
Kelly Leahy
3600 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6/9/2020 - Transfer Assistant

Metro First Call serves funeral homes, medical examiners, and medical colleges with transportation, cremation, body preparation, and more. We are looking for individuals who care about others, who are concerned about quality, who possess a positive attitude, and who are eager to delve in and learn from many different licensed morticians on our team.

Metro First Call has a facility located in Savage, Minnesota. However, we serve entities around the entire metro area, out-state Minnesota, and even in other states. Student assistants are able to be part of our team without reporting to our facility for work shifts. Students in the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota receive valuable experience through employment with our company, i.e. first-call process, interaction with grieving families, accessing hundreds of care facilities and hospitals in Minnesota, etc.     

Metro First Call has immediate openings for transport assistants. In this capacity, individuals assist morticians in the process of transporting decedents from the place of death to local funeral homes, medical examiners, and research facilities.

Your compensation would be $15 / hour, with a 2-hour minimum per case.

Email us to request a job application at office@metrofirstcall.com    

Metro First Call
Mary Koch
12600 Creek View Avenue
Savage, MN 55378

5/13/2020 - live-in night attendant

Mueller-Bies is a small, family owned funeral home looking for a Mortuary Science student interested in joining our team as a night attendant. It is a great opportunity to learn more about funeral service from our team of experienced funeral directors while you work towards your degree.

Roseville, MN (15 minutes from campus)

Requirements of the job include answering phones, assisting during evening/weekend services and general cleaning.

Weekly salary, furnished apartment, free rent & utilities.

Email your resume & cover letter to Rick Bies at rbies@muellerbies.com

Mueller-Bies Funeral Home
Rick Bies
2130 N. Dale St.
Roseville, MN 55113


Jobs for Interns and/or Licensed Morticians/Funeral Directors

7/2/2020 - LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/INTERN

Helgeson Funeral Homes is a privately owned firm in northwestern MN that is dedicated to serving the community; seeking a licensed funeral director or qualified intern.

Candidate must be detailed-orientated and dedicated to compassionate care. A valid MN driver’s license is required. Duties include first calls, meeting with families, embalming, pre-arrangements, rotating on-call schedule, and cremations.

We offer a competitive salary, paid vacation, health insurance, 401K/with profit sharing, paid licensing, clothing allowance, cell phone reimbursement, and continuing education.

Email your resume & cover letter to Jon at jonhelgeson@mncable.net

Helgeson Funeral Home
Jon Helgeson
1207 3rd ST. NE
Roseau, MN 56751

7/1/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director

Crawford Funeral Home is looking to hire a licensed funeral director/embalmer or apprentice to join the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba and Bark River, MI. Our family-owned funeral home is committed to being a source of comfort to our community. Looking for a compassionate, positive, and reliable person who has a positive work ethic and the mission of serving others to join our team. If hired, you will join our staff who takes pride in the work they do. You will be rewarded for hard work, through our competitive wages and benefit package when as a licensed director.

Living in the U.P. of Michigan has its perks. A beautiful location for an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys nature and beauty of what Lake Michigan/Little Bay de Noc has to offer and small-town relationships of taking care of friends and neighbors. Opportunity to enjoy hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, and unlimited other activities in God’s Country and close enough to larger cities for a day/weekend away!

Salary depending on experience

Email your resume & cover letter to crawfordfuneral@chartermi.net

Crawford Funeral Homes
Caren L. Crawford 3
02 South 13th St.
Escanaba, MI 49829

6/23/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director

Wulff is a progressive funeral home which specializes in personalization and serving every families needs with service excellence.  We use many new innovations in funeral service such as Facebook Live Streaming and an onsite digital program called "Remember When" where guests can leave messages and pictures of the deceased for the families.  We strive for a positive work environment with a good balance between work and family life by offering an easy on call schedule where funeral directors do not do removals or embalmings after 4:30pm. 

Wulff has excellent benefits including sick time, vacation and personal days which are all separate instead of PTO blocks of time.  We are looking for the next great addition to our team that is positive, energetic and willing to go the extra mile for our families. We serve St. Paul (2 locations), Woodbury (1 location) and the surrounding areas of the metro.

Wulff has a primary arranger position open for a licensed funeral director who enjoys serving families in arrangements and funeral services as their primary focus.  This individual should have a current MN license and good communication skill. Organization and attention to detail are important in this roll as well as a positive attitude and a drive to serve families when they need guidance following a death.  All experience levels will be considered. Compensation for this position will be adjustable to an applicants experience and skill level. 

Wulff has excellent benefits including 6% matching 401K and automatic life insurance.  Days off include: guaranteed 2 days off following a working weekend, sick days, vacation days, and personal days all separate instead of a PTO structure. Health, dental, and vision insurance are all available if needed.

Email your resume & cover letter to Trista Kosiba at trista.kosiba@sci-us.com

Wulff Funeral Home
Trista Kosiba
1485 White Bear Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55106

6/16/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services is a family owned funeral home in Northwestern Wisconsin, just an hour outside the Twin Cities, in the small, bustling community of Amery, Wisconsin; also known as the City of Lakes. Full time funeral director/intern position available for our funeral home which averages 120-130 calls a year.

The Amery Community boasts beautiful lakes for recreation, restaurants, many community activities and services as well as a strong school district.  Amery was featured by WCCO-CBS Minnesota on their "Goin' To The Lake: Welcome to Amery" series which can be watched on YouTube.      

Licensed MN funeral director with ability to obtain WI licensure. 

Detail oriented, compassionate, dedicated person to join our team. 

Must live with in the Amery area or with in reasonable distance to respond to calls.

Competitive wage, health insurance, retirement, commission based package offered.    

Email your resume & cover letter to Edward White at ed@williamsonwhite.com

Williamson-White Funeral Home
Edward White
222 Harriman Ave. N
Amery, WI 54001

6/16/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Atkins Northland Funeral Home is a locally owned funeral home serving Carlton and Southern St. Louis counties. Just minutes away from Lake Superior and Duluth, Cloquet provides alot of outdoor activities for everyone.

We are well established and serve approximately 160 families each year.  We also have our own crematory.  We pride ourselves on our level of service and commitment provided to each family.  We have a terrific support staff and enjoy our time together. Ownership available to the right candidate. 


Valid driver's license required

We offer a competitive salary based on experience and benefits, including health insurance, clothing allowance, paid time off.      

Email your resume & cover letter to Bob Atkins at northlandbob@aol.com

Atkins Northland Funeral Home
Bob Atkins
801 14th St.
Cloquet, MN  55720

6/11/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Crescent Tide Cremation is a fairly new (and growing) funeral/cremation provider and we take a slightly different approach to providing high-quality, low-cost services to families.  Please visit our website for more information about our business philosophy and mission. 

The main work schedule has been 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.  This has been affected a bit by the pandemic- for now, week-days off are in blocks, and there are rotating weeks that directors work from home.    

We are in the midway of St. Paul, but serve the greater Twin Cities, providing mostly direct cremation services.  

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.    

Compensation is negotiable, and dependent on experience.  Benefits include 3 weeks of vacation and retirement.    

Email your resume & cover letter to Verlin Stoll at verlinct@gmail.com    

Crescent Tide Cremation
Verlin Stoll
774 Transfer Rd.
St. Paul, MN, 55114

6/2/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Hartquist Funeral Home & Cremation Service is seeking a licensed funeral director or intern to join our team of four full-time funeral directors and two part-time funeral directors. We are located in southwest Minnesota and serve approximately 225 families each year.

Our funeral home is dedicated to serving families with dignity, integrity, and transparency. Our mission is to educate families of their options for ceremony, facilitate a meaningful ceremony of their loved one, and provide a platform for the family and community to move forward in a healthy grief journey.

We are committed to our employees and wish for each of them to be successful throughout life both professionally and personally.

Professionally, we operate on a team-based philosophy and positive workplace environment, with emphasis on communication. We value each of our employees’ opinions equally and encourage sharing new ideas to better our funeral home and service to families. Our philosophy in funeral service follows the guidelines of the Wolfelt Experience approach; each of our directors have been sponsored to attend and certified.

Personally, we promote growth to the individual outside of their professional role. We also understand the balance that needs to exist for the caregiver and strive to foster a relationship within our communities. We utilize a balanced on-call schedule, with three-day weekends off every other week.

Our funeral home has a physical presence in five communities throughout southwest Minnesota. We are located in between the larger communities of Marshall, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our landscape is made up of prairie, agricultural farms, local businesses. The communities we serve place an emphasis on health facilities, schools, and most importantly, their people.

The role of the funeral director is respected and the conversation of ‘why we do what we do’ in caring for our dead continues to be communicated and understood.
- Team based approach to workplace.
- Positive attitude and ability to communicate.
- Willingness to grow professionally and personally.
- Desire to make a difference in the lives bereaved families, friends, and communities.
- Passion for improving and spreading knowledge of the value of funeral service.
- Funeral Director’s License in MN or actively working toward.

Compensation is to be determined for each unique applicant.

Benefits include:
- Wolfelt Experience training and certification
- Family Health Insurance
- Profit Sharing Plan
- Paid Vacation
- Loyalty Bonus Structure

Please visit our website for further details, Please contact Jeff Hartquist to simply have a discussion about the opportunity.

Email your resume & cover letter to engebretson@iw.net

or

Send your resume & cover letter via US mail,

Hartquist Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Jeff Hartquist
209 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

6/2/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Hemer Funeral Service is a small family owned and operated 4th generation Funeral Home located in Northcentral Wisconsin.

Requirements:

  • Ability to possess a Wisconsin Funeral Director License
  • Graduated from an accredited school of mortuary science
  • ability to lift 50 pounds
  • must poses a valid state driver's license    

We offer competitive pay, phone allowance, clothing allowance, and paid time off.    

Email your resume & cover letter to Jeff Hemer at jeff@hemerfuneralservice.com.

Hemer Funeral Service
Jeff Hemer
555 W. Cedar St.
Medford, WI

5/28/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

Dougherty Funeral Home is the oldest locally family owned and operated funeral home in Duluth. Thomas R. Dougherty opened Dougherty Funeral Home in 1917 in Hibbing, MN. In 1948 his son, Thomas A. Dougherty, moved to Duluth and opened Dougherty Funeral Home at its current location. Tom was later joined by his son, Daniel Dougherty, and retired after 40 years of operation. Dan continues to operate the funeral home with his son Daniel T. Dougherty, along with two other full time licensed directors, two part time licensed directors and a business manager.

The funeral home serves all faiths and provides services to meet all needs. Dan prides himself and his staff in offering honest, responsible and caring professional services to every family that entrusts him with their loved one. Local ownership gives us the flexibility to work closely with our families on arrangement details and costs.

Requirements:

  • Licensed to practice mortuary science in Minnesota

Benefits:

  • Full medical, life and disability
  • Clothing and cleaning allowance
  • Paid vacation
  • Competitive experienced based salary 

Please call 218-727-3555 or email dfh@dfhduluth.com to inquire

Dougherty Funeral Home- Duluth
Daniel T Dougherty
600 E 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55805

5/28/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director

At Neptune Society, a division of Service Corporation International, our mission is to provide peace of mind through the end of life planning with a customer-centric workplace that provides families with dignified and affordable cremations services. Neptune Society is the largest provider of affordable cremation services in the U.S.
With more than 40 locations nationwide, Neptune serves more than 100,000 people each year and has become the respected provider for those choosing cremation.

Requirements:

  • Graduation from accredited mortuary college required
  • A Valid State Funeral Director license required (applies to most states)
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree a plus where not required for FD license
  • Good driving record and must provide a current, valid driver’s license
  • High level of compassion and integrity
  • Good communication skills
  • Proficient in computers and the ability to use technology while meeting with families
  • Professional and team player
  • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling required

$22.00-$24.00    

Email your resume & cover letter to Mirlande at Mirlande.Daniels@sci-us.com    

Neptune Society
Mirlande Daniels
100 NW 70th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317

5/11/2020 - LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/Intern

Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home 

We are a small, independent firm of 64 years who value a positive working environment. We work closely as a team and strive to provide the best services in the area. Our goal is to maintain our relationships and be valuable members of the community. We are located in Big Rapids, Michigan and serve all of Mecosta County. Big Rapids is a family-oriented, university town and we are deeply invested and highly regarded in the community.

Licensed Funeral Director/Intern Full-time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer or Intern in the State of Michigan "

-competitive salary
-fair work schedule
-full range of benefits (health insurance 100% employer paid, IRA Retirement)
-4 weeks paid vacation after an introductory period "

Email your resume & cover letter to Christine Daggett at csdaggett@yahoo.com

Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home
Christine Daggett
13985 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307

5/6/2020 - LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/Intern

Vertin Family Funeral Homes currently has 8 open Funeral Director positions! Below are the locations of the available positions:

 Minnesota

  • Bonnerup Funeral & Cremation Services in Albert Lea, MN
  • Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory in Alexandria, MN
  • Miller Funeral Home & Crematory in Fridley, MN
  • Pederson Funeral & Cremation Service in Morris, MN
  • Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, MN (near Detroit Lakes)

 North Dakota

  • Myers Funeral Home in Linton, ND
  • Weigel Funeral and Cremation Service in Mandan, ND

 Montana

  • Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula, MT

4/13/2020 - Licensed Funeral Director/Intern

www.CarsonAndSon.com

We are a progressive funeral and cremation provider looking for a caring and highly compassionate individual. Our mission, passion and purpose, with every family we serve, is to acknowledge a life lived, and bring healing to those that remain, as well as bringing innovative, technologically advanced services to our families, as well as be a leader in emerging industry trends.


We are located in a rural community in Eastern Iowa close to the Mississippi River with a hospital and YMCA among other amenities in our town. We are approximately 35 minutes to one hour driving distance from Dubuque, Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

• Must currently be a licensed Funeral Director in Iowa or have or able to obtain license reciprocity
• Valid state-issued driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record
• Ability to lift 75 lbs

We offer a competitive compensation package with benefits, including a generous employer-paid portion 401K with profit sharing, cell phone, health, living quarters if needed, paid continuing education, clothing allowance, monument sales, and paid time off

Email your resume & cover letter to Don W. Carson at donwcarson@carsonandson.com

Send your resume & cover letter via US mail

Carson Celebration of Life Center
Don W. Carson
318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
 

 

4/6/2020 - LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR/INTERN

www.evansnordby.com

We are a privately owned funeral home and are very dedicated to the families we serve. We have an average call volume of 250 calls per year and are looking to add a passionate, detail-oriented funeral director or intern to our team.

Duties include taking first calls, making removals, meeting with families to make funeral arrangements, embalming, working in an on-call schedule and day to day tasks as needed.

We are located in the northwestern metro area, with locations in Brooklyn Center and Osseo, MN.

Must be licensed in the state of MN or in the process of obtaining a MN funeral directors license, have a valid driver's license, work well in a team atmosphere, be compassionate and willing to assist any family that walk through our doors.

We offer a competitive salary, health insurance and dental coverage, profit sharing plan, clothing allowance, continuing education and licensing costs, cell phone, and vacation time.

Email your resume & cover letter to tina@evansnordby.com

Send your resume & cover letter via US mail

 
Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
Tina Schutz
34 2nd Street N.E.
Osseo, MN 55369