Seasonal Cemetery Caretaker in St. Petersburg, FL at NorthStar Memorial Group

Date Posted: 9/8/2020

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Job Description

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We are seeking a Cemetery Caretaker for Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL. This position is responsible for the overall appearance of cemetery, mausoleum and funeral home locations during a seasonal period. The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic and previous experience in a general labor or grounds keeping type position.

Responsibilities
  • Cut grass, maintain lawn, trim around trees, walkways and memorial markers, lay sod, move and remove flowers to and from chapel and graveside
  • Clear debris and maintain drives and walkways in safe condition
  • Install vault face and prepare grave sites for interments
  • Assemble tents/canopies and arrange chairs for graveside ceremony
  • Prepare crypts for entombment
  • Install grave markers, bronze memorials, crypt faces, etc.
  • Maintain and repair existing markers and other cemetery features
  • Locate grave sites and dig graves using backhoe without damaging surrounding vaults, markers and monuments
  • Maintain overall appearance and cleanliness of funeral homes and/or mausoleum facilities
  • Clean and maintain facility, perform minor repairs, painting, etc.
  • Assist with loading and unloading caskets
  • Assist with setting up chapel for services
  • Help with preparation and setup for opening and closing interments, entombments and inurnments
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Permit to operate equipment used at the facility as per local regulations
  • 6+ months of general labor or grounds keeping experience
  • Valid driver's license

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