Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Salary
$45,000 - $60,000 Annual
Bonus/Commission
Yes
Benefit Insights
Health Insurance
Vacation Leave
Job Description

Koehn Brother’s Funeral Home is a family-owned and operated funeral home providing limitless caring, dignified, and personal service to anyone who inquires. We are currently searching for a detail-oriented and empathetic licensed Funeral Director to join our team in Southeast South Dakota. The Funeral Director’s responsibilities include consulting with families, coordinating funerals and cremations, sourcing flowers and caskets, posting obituary notices, and contacting relevant religious officials. Wherever possible, you should minimize the family’s stress and offer support.

To be successful as a Funeral Director, you should be able to multitask under stressful circumstances and carry out all duties while remaining sensitive towards the family in mourning. Outstanding candidates are courageous, humble, and reliable.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing support to clients while explaining service funeral packages and options.
  • Preparing the body, including embalming, and applying mortuary cosmetics.
  • Arranging a casket, and flowers, transport to the burial site, and contacting cemeteries to organize the opening and closing of graves.
  • Contacting religious officials, arranging services, and notifying mourners of the times and venues.
  • Gathering information from family members and handling all legal documents.
  • Carefully wording and posting obituaries.
  • Ensuring all flowers and fixtures are properly set out at the funeral and that family members and friends are welcomed and ushered to their seats.
  • Confirming funeral details with family members and developing a funeral program.
  • Arranging food and drink for all mourners and answering any questions or queries politely.
  • Performing admin tasks like updating records and client accounts and purchasing various supplies.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in mortuary science or a related field may be beneficial.
  • A state Embalmer’s license and completion of an apprenticeship are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and business skills.
  • Strong ethical and moral values.
  • Multitasking abilities and compassion.
  • Good time management.

Benefits:

Work for a family-owned funeral home with competitive wages, alternating on-call schedule, benefits, and an option to buy into the business. We offer a great balance in both personal and professional lives which is difficult to find in funeral service. Our location is near excellent fishing and hunting with great local school systems. Come see how having a fulfilling career in funeral service can go hand in hand with having a great personal life as well!

Our firm’s benefits package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Retirement package
  • Scheduled time off
  • Paid vacation
  • Company vehicle

Our firm serves between 85 to 100 families per year between 2 directors. Wage is based on experience. Extra income can be made from having a life insurance license to sell pre-need life insurance policies.

If interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and application by clicking “Apply” on this page. We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch soon.

Job ID: 352795541

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