Posted: Nov 7, 2022

Part-time Funeral Assistant

Per diem
Salary: Other
Application Deadline: N/A
Other

Funeral Service Job Description:

  • Assist in lining up funeral attendees’ vehicles in funeral procession.
  • Take names of funeral attendees for car list.
  • Assist in carrying casket/serving as pallbearer as necessary.
  • Assist in transferring funeral floral arrangements to flower car.
  • Drive funeral vehicles (hearse, limo, flower car, etc.).
  • Serve as dress help during funerals (assist in bringing casket and/or pallbearers into and out of church).
  • Set up funeral flowers, assist in carrying and setting up casket, and distribute flowers and/or other handouts at graveside.
  • Assist in breaking down and cleaning up funeral home after funeral services as needed.
  • This is an at-need position.  Employee will be contacted when the need arises for such work.  Employee can either accept or refuse the requested work at that time, based on employee’s personal schedule.  No minimum amount of work hours per week is guaranteed. 

 

Calling hours/Visitation  Job Description:

  • Open doors for guests arriving or leaving calling hours.
  • Assist family members and/or guests as needed.
  • Empty trash barrels in restrooms and visitation rooms, restock paper products in restrooms, and pick up trash in traffic areas as needed.
  • Set up funeral flowers that might arrive during the visitation.
  • Vacuum the funeral home, empty trash barrels, clean bathrooms, and straighten/organize funeral home chairs/furniture as needed at conclusion of visitation.
  • This is an at-need position.  Employee will be contacted when the need arises for such work.  Employee can either accept or refuse the requested work at that time, based on employee’s personal schedule.  No minimum amount of work hours per week is guaranteed. 

Requirements:

  • Ability to take guidance and direction from funeral directors and other funeral home staff.
  • A professional, patient, and polished personality to be able to work with grieving families.
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.
  • Ability to multitask effectively.
  • Must be committed to the job.  Job presence and punctuality are essential.
  • Proper hygiene and dress is required (dress suits for visitation and funeral service work are mandatory).  Employee will be given specific dress suit requirements prior to commencing work on visitations and/or funeral services.
  • Ability to lift 50 – 75 lbs. (for funeral service work only).
  • Valid driver’s license (for funeral service work only).