NorthStar Memorial Group

Seasonal Cemetery Caretaker

Job ID
Location Name
Graceland Cemetery-IL
Position Category
General Labor/Maintenance
Seasonal/Temporary Full-Time


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Graceland-Fairlawn in Decatur, Illinois is searching for a Cemetery Caretaker to join our growing team. 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.


Why is this opportunity for you?

  • Graceland-Fairlawn has over 50% market-share and is still growing
  • Passionate and supportive team environment


The City of Decatur, a jewel of a community nestled alongside 22 miles of scenic Lake Decatur, continues to grow locally and is quickly expanding its reputation and reach beyond its Central Illinois boundaries. In Decatur, you really can have it all.


  • Ranked as top 12 Best Illinois Cities for Families
  • 3rd Most Affordable Housing Market in the Nation
  • Top 50 Best City for Global Trade
  • One of the 50 Safest Cities in Illinois
  • Award winning parks, museums and live entertainment
  • Stellar schools and education system
  • Golfing, dining, public gardens and wildlife vistas at lakeside parks and the city marina
  • Boating, fishing, sailing, jet skiing on Lake Decatur

Our staff is trusted by more families than any other location in town for a reason – we have great people! Please don't wait - call and talk to us today to schedule an interview before this position is filled.


  • 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


Apply today to hear more about the amazing opportunities that await for you at Graceland-Fairlawn Funeral Home. To be considered for this opportunity, click the Apply Now link on this page, or email your resume to Please include the title of this job along with the location name for which you are applying in your email. We can’t wait to speak with you about the incredible reasons why you’ll love it here!


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