NorthStar Memorial Group

  • Funeral Director/Embalmer Intern

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    Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home-IL
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  • Overview

    Graceland Fairlawn


    At NorthStar Memorial Group, we choose collaboration over bureaucracy.  Here, everyone has a chance to lead.  We encourage & empower our people at every level to speak up, be heard, and watch their ideas become realities.  


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    We are seeking a Funeral Director Intern for Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, ILThe Funeral Director Intern is responsible for observing, training, and practicing techniques including funeral directing, funeral arrangements, counseling, visitations, forms and agreements. Under the direction of the Funeral Director, the Intern assists with managing all phases of the funeral arrangement including removal of the deceased, selecting and setting up funeral services to final disposition.


    • Creates a positive first impression when answering the phone, responding to a first call, and assisting with a service
    • Practices presenting options to families during the arrangement process
    • Assists with coordinating, planning and scheduling visitations, services, receptions and open houses
    • Participates in scheduling all service arrangements and details such as clergy, honorariums, military organizations and any other persons involved in conducting the event
    • Assists in the maintenance of the facilities, grounds and vehicles
    • Works with Funeral Director in obtaining all necessary information needed to complete documents such as death certificates, burial transit permits, insurance policies, VA burial benefits, obituaries, and death notices
    • Prepares the memorial area for the family before the services start
    • Ensures that flowers and other memorabilia are returned to the family after services
    • Maintains reverence and respect for the deceased at all times

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited mortuary program
    • Ability to communicate clearly, follow directions and perform accordingly
    • Experience handling sensitive situations in a professional manner
    • Understanding of the services and products available
    • Knowledge of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry


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