We are looking to expand our staff to meet the growing needs of our community. We have two Funeral Director/Mortician positions open and are willing to consider an intern-level candidate. These positions will require the successful candidates to meet with bereaved families and handle the emotional weight & stress that comes from helping those who are experiencing extreme grief.
A successful candidate will possess strong ethical values and be highly compassionate. Attention to details, dedication to our industry and a love for helping others are strict requirements for each member of our staff. Experience in Microsoft Office programs is preferable, such as; Word, Publisher, Excel, etc.
- $15 - $20 (Hourly)
- Possible Overtime and After hour Removal Pay Scale
- Health insurance after 60 days
- Accrued PTO after 180 days
- Assistance in moving to Great Falls, Montana on a reimbursement basis with proof of receipt (fuel and U-Haul or similar).
Duties will include, but are not limited to, conducting funeral arrangements with bereaved families, directing funerals & memorial services within our chapel and at other locations, organizing and arranging all details of planned funerals/memorial services, moving deceased bodies from place of death to funeral home as well as moving deceased bodies within the funeral home, creating memorial merchandise, writing obituaries, coordinating with cemeteries and third parties, limited on-call after-hour shifts and limited weekend coverage, embalming deceased bodies, cosmetics, and other duties as required by the industry.
Candidates must be eligible for licensure within the State of Montana. Those requirements are as follows: 37-19-302. License required for practice of mortuary science -- qualifications of applicants. (1) The practice of embalming or mortuary science by anyone who does not hold a mortician's license issued by the board is prohibited. A person 18 years of age or older wishing to practice mortuary science in this state must apply to the board on the form and in the manner prescribed by the board. (2) To qualify for a mortician's license, a person must: (a) be of good moral character; (b) have graduated from an accredited college or university with an associate degree, certificate, or diploma in mortuary science; (c) have earned in subjects prescribed by the board an additional 30 semester or 45 quarter credits from an accredited college or university that have not been applied toward the requirements in subsection (2)(b); (d) pass an examination prescribed by the board; and (e) serve a 1-year internship under the supervision of a licensed mortician in a licensed mortuary after passing the examination provided for in subsection (2)(d). (3) A person who fails the examination required in subsection (2)(d) may retake it under conditions prescribed by rule of the board.
List of Prescribed courses: (a) (b) a certified transcript of 30 semester credits credit hours or, if courses are offered on a quarter calendar, 45 quarter credits credit hours sent directly to the board office from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education; in any of the following subjects: (i) accounting; (ii) business; (iii) computer applications; (iv) communications/speech; (v) English; (vi) history; (vii) mathematics; (viii) psychology; 19-10/15/15 MAR Notice No. 24-147-37 -1606, (ix) religion; (x) sociology; (xi) education; (xii) biological sciences; or (xiii) other subjects germane to the practice of mortuary science.
Candidates must also have a valid drivers license with a clean driving record; must be able to lift heavy loads; must be willing to drive on highways and at nighttime.