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Not getting a raise this year? No way to advance?


If you are exhausted of going to work at a job with no opportunity for advancement or are not being paid what you deserve, then 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.


Graceland-Fairlawn in Decatur, Illinois is searching for a passionate and innovative Funeral Director / Embalmer Apprentice to join our growing team. Why is this opportunity for you?

  • Graceland-Fairlawn has over 50% market-share and is still growing
  • Passionate and supportive team environment
  • Full benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and 401K


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.


As a Funeral Director / Embalmer Apprentice, you’ll be responsible for caring for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks including, embalming, removals and transfers, cosmetology, dressing, hairstyling, and any other preparation required for the deceased.


  • Recently completed or currently enrolled in an accredited mortuary program
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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



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 jacqueline.goff@nsmg.com. 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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