The Mount Olivet Cemetery Association; Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary at Mount Olivet, Inc.; St. Simeon Cemetery Association, (collectively, the Entities) is seeking a part-time, Assistant Funeral Director in Wheat Ridge, CO. Assistant Funeral Directors are responsible for assisting with all funeral home duties as required. Duties include meeting the general public, answering questions, providing information as instructed by the Funeral Director with the goal to meet or exceed customer expectations. This ministry position is focused on working with the families for the preparation and burial of the Church’s beloved dead. Because of the Judaic reverence for the body of the deceased, separate spaces were set aside in the sacred ground for interment. The Archdiocese’s ministry of bereavement embraces the reality of the human person as an embodied spirit. This embodiment is sacred, for it locates the human spirit in history and in a sacred place. The Assistant Funeral Director serves as a symbol of the extended community of the Church, a community unbroken by death, and, by the sacrament of the Eucharist, celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord which offers to us the promise of eternal life. Mt. Olivet and St. Simeon Cemeteries and the Mortuary were established as instruments of this sacred ministry.
- High school graduate or equivalent and relevant work experience;
- Occasional work on weekends, evenings, nighttime and holidays;
- Valid driver license.
Finalists will be screened for Criminal Background, Education and Employment Verification, and Motor Vehicle Records
The employer requires an application (application form located on archden.org/careers), resume and cover letter, sent via email no later than 12/4/17 to: email@example.com (Please include “Applicant-Assistant Funeral Director” in the subject line)
About the Employer
Mt. Olivet Cemetery was consecrated in 1892 and is located on the western side of the Denver Metro area in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. It is the largest cemetery in Colorado containing 392 acres. St. Simeon Cemetery was consecrated in 2004 and is located on the eastern side of the Denver Metro area in Aurora, Colorado. The Mortuary is located on the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and was opened in 1981. These entities serve the Catholic Community of the Denver metro area and its various parishes, missions, and apostolates and other members of the general public regardless of their religious affiliation.