Job Details

Funeral Director/Embalmer position

Burlington, Iowa

Samuel Newkirk


Prugh Funeral Service in Burlington, Iowa is looking to hire a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for their family-owned funeral home.

About Prugh Funeral Service

Established in 1852, we are the oldest family owned and operated funeral service in Iowa. We are located in the southeast corner of Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi river. We operate out of one primary location and serve over 250 families per year. We have a modern facility, state of the art preparation room, and on-site crematory. We are dedicated to our community and serving the families who live here. We understand and value the importance of a healthy work-life balance and work every day to ensure that. To learn more about who we are, please visit our website at

Qualifications Required

Education and Licenses

  • Degree from Accredited Mortuary Science Program
  • Current Funeral Director and Embalmer dual license in Iowa or ability to get one
  • Valid driver's license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to assist families in their time of need
  • Possess an acute attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • Value Integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Be Compassionate and service oriented
  • Ability to push and pull 150 pounds on an incline
  • Professional appearance
  • Team player mentality
  • Desire to get involved in the community
  • Positive, “can-do" attitude
  • Desire to be part of a wonderful team of highly trained, caring people who take pride in their work

Job Responsibilities

  • Being on-call on a rotational basis with other funeral directors
  • Performing removals/transports from place of death
  • Making at-need arrangements with families and seeing those arrangements through until completion with assistance by support staff
  • Embalming and other preparation
  • Assist with Cremations
  • Communicating with and delegating to support staff when appropriate


  • Retirement Plan
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Clothing allowance
  • Cell Phone


Wage is dependent upon experience. Overtime paid over 40 hours.


Posted November 01, 2022