NorthStar Memorial Group

Cemetery Caretaker

Job ID
2022-6201
Location Name
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens-FL
Position Category
General Labor/Maintenance
Department
Full-Time
Type
US-FL-Ft. Myers

Overview

 
Fort Myers
 
Your dream job awaits you at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery in Ft. Myers, FL!  If you are exhausted of going to work at a job with no opportunity for advancement or are not being paid what you deserve, this opportunity is for you! We are changing the culture of our profession in a positive way and we want you to be a part of it.  Apply today to hear more about the amazing opportunities at Ft. Myers Funeral Home & Cemetery. We can’t wait to speak with you about the incredible reasons why you’ll love it here.
 
Benefits of Working at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens:
  • We are the preferred provider in our community. Passion is what drives us to treat every family we serve as if they were our own, & that includes our Ft. Myers family. 
  • We are a dynamic privately-owned funeral, cemetery, and cremation company offering multiple opportunities for growth. 
  • We offer benefits including 401K, Health/Dental insurance, paid vacations, and a positive environment. 
  • We are putting safety first! We continue to meet and exceed all CDC mandated safeguards for the safety and health of our team.
 
Why Fort Myers, FL:
  • The Weather in our area boasts an average annual high of 82.4 degrees and an average annual low temperature just under 65. No snow nor ice, just beaches! 
  • Our region tops many major lists of the WORLD'S best beaches including Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel and Bonita Beach.
  • The housing market is solid, and our area is consistently considered one of the best areas to ultimately enjoy your retirement years.
 
Here at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens we strive for work and life: balanced. Ideas and innovation: invited. Employment here is designed to transcend expectations. We pride ourselves on providing careers that reward your passion for impacting the lives of others with the culture to change yours.

 

We are seeking a Cemetery Caretaker. 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
  • Mechanical repairs and small engine maintenance skills preferred
  • Valid driver's license

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

 

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