Job Opportunities

 

Job Title:  Cemetery Manager
Location:  Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton, MA
Reports To: President
Status:  Exempt

Compensation:         Base of $65-$70k annually plus commissions and bonuses Excellent benefits package                        

Since 1898, Knollwood Memorial Park has been serving all faiths with dedication and care. We are currently seeking a compassionate and skilled Cemetery Manager to join our team. This role involves providing sales and service assistance to families, overseeing daily operations, and ensuring a positive, welcoming environment for both visitors and staff. This position offers a rewarding and meaningful opportunity to make a significant impact on people’s lives.

Knollwood Cemetery Corp. (Knollwood) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy that encompasses race, creed, color, religion, alienage, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, arrest record, and other protected characteristics. Our commitment to this policy extends to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment.

Knollwood also complies with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149/19b, which prohibits the use of lie detector tests as a condition of employment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and oversee daily business operations at Knollwood Memorial Park.
  • Hire, train, manage, and motivate staff.
  • Educate and inform families about our products and services, including advance planning and cemetery lot purchases.
  • Develop and generate sales.
  • Assist families in making burial arrangements during times of need.
  • Participate actively in all park events.
  • Engage in community outreach and develop relationships.
  • Ensure excellent customer service.
  • Participate in marketing efforts for the park.
  • Create and manage budgets.
  • Evaluate staff performance and productivity.
  • Lead and oversee funeral services.
  • Build and maintain relationships with funeral directors, clergy, and community leaders.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in various business functions.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • High work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proactive nature.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the US.
  • Able to pass a background check and drug test.
  • Own a vehicle and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Availability to work Saturdays as needed.

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong internet navigation skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • General mathematical skills.
  • Previous sales experience required.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Positive and collaborative demeanor.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
  • Maintain composure in difficult situations.
  • High level of empathy and compassion.
  • Ability to make quick decisions under pressure.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to move around the office and park.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Use of a computer throughout the workday.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, and lift small boxes (less than 20 lbs.).

Work Environment:

  • Typically, a quiet noise level.

 

We look forward to welcoming a new Cemetery Manager who will uphold our values and contribute positively to our community.
Please visit our website:  Careers | Knollwood Memorial

 

Cemetery Maintenance Crafts Worker/Special MEO, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works

Under the supervision of the Working Supervisor, performs journey worker level masonry skills in putting in cement foundations for monuments. Digs graves as the primary function of this position.  Operates pick-up trucks, dump trucks, rubbish compactor trucks, small tractors, bulldozers, rollers, or other vehicles with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds or over; panel trucks, passenger automobiles, sidewalk plows and sweepers, snow loaders, leaf loaders, snow fighters, sidewalk rollers, and road flashers.  Operates hoisting equipment where a special license from the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety is required. Greases, oils, cleans, and performs other minor preventive maintenance on equipment including some servicing on the job for certain special equipment. Minimum of two years of related experience.  Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver’s License Classification B and a 2B Hoisting Engineer License. $27.22 – $31.84/hour (7/1/22 additional 1.5% pay increase). To apply, complete a labor service application form (click on link) available from and returned to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or submit via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Review of resumes is ongoing. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

For a complete job description, visit link below:
https://www2.cambridgema.gov/viewjoblisting.cfm?Job_ID=2855

 

Cemetery Supervisor

Department:
Department of Public Works-Park
Location:
870 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467
Salary:
$33.20 hourly
Minutes Walk to Public Transit:
10
Job Close Date:
6/20/2023

Visit website:  Cemetery Supervisor – Careers At Town of Brookline (hrmdirect.com)

The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is seeking a Cemetery Supervisor to perform supervisory, administrative, and manual work overseeing the operations and maintenance of the Town’s Walnut Hill Cemetery and to provide ongoing maintenance and care of the Old Burying Ground; other related work, as required.

The Cemetery Supervisor locates and lays out lots and graves; sells lots and
prepare deeds; maintains communication with funeral directors, memorial companies,
and vault companies; ensures that graves are set up for the day of the funeral. Other duties include:

  • Plan daily and seasonal work activities; perform maintenance work and operate equipment; conduct seasonal fall and spring cleaning, prepare for special days, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day; coordinate maintenance activities with the interment related work.
  • Dig and prepare graves; seed and fertilize grave areas; maintain grounds and keep roads safe and clean; build foundations for headstones and set headstones; cut grass and clear weeds from around headstones; apply pesticides and other chemicals to provide for insect control; prune and shape shrubbery around lots.
  • Perform administrative work, including data entry and records of internments.
  • Perform other duties as directed, such as other ground maintenance duties or snow shoveling around public buildings; ensure compliance with applicable safety practices and standards.
  • Perform similar or related work as required, or as situation dictates.

Qualifications:

High school diploma; additional technical training; five years of experience
performing grounds maintenance and construction related work; supervisory
experience desirable; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent communication and planning skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License, Class B
  • Valid MA Hoisting Engineer’s License

Starting salary: $33.20 hourly with excellent benefits. Work location is Walnut Cemetery, 96 Grove St., Chestnut Hill MA. Please apply by June 20, 2023.

The Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to maintaining a diverse workforce.

Boston Catholic Cemetery Association
Position Available Effective 09/25/2023

Job Title:                         Administrative Assistant

Reports To:                     Business Agent / Superintendent

Job Description:             Customer service is the main priority of all office staff. Assisting funeral directors, monument dealers and families. Documents and maintains paperwork and process flows for interments. Data entry on all lots and grave sales, interments and cremations. Update lot cards and grave books. Answers phone calls and provide customer service for walk in customers.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent
Must be able to speak and write fluent English
Strong computer skills – specifically Microsoft Office Products
Must be proficient in Cemetery software (HMIS & Gravoc) within first 30 days of employment
Detailed oriented and well organized
Excellent customer service skills

Preferred Experience:   Previous experience working in cemetery office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

1) Document and maintain paperwork and process flows for interments
2) Document and enter data for all lot and grave sales, interments and        cremations, update lot cards and grave books
3) Create deeds, file folders and lot cards for all grave and lots after payment is received
4) Act as the first option of phone coverage for the office and customer service at the counter
5) Prepare work orders based on customer requests and coordinate completion with Operations Department
6) Ensure up-to-date filing of all documents
7) Maintain inventory of all brochures, literature and office supplies and place orders when required
8) Answer genealogy questions by letter, phone or in-person at the counter
9) Follow up with transportation permits and mail them to respective towns
10) Check the voicemails each morning and ensure all incoming calls are forwarded to the correct person
Compensation:              Salary shall be commensurate with experience

To apply for this position please forward your resume and a cover letter including salary requirements via email to info@bcca.comcastbiz.net or you can mail to address below:

The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association
366 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
ATTN: Agent Search

This is a 30-35 hour per week position, with the possibility of paid, time and a half overtime.  Office hours are 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday.  We require all BCCA staff to work annual Memorial Day weekend which includes the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before and the Monday of said holiday. Benefits include health and dental insurance, vacation days, sick days, paid holidays, long term disability and life insurance.