Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary is currently seeking a licensed Embalmer/ Funeral Director to work with our dedicated staff to serve the families who choose Hillside. This position is responsible for successfully providing a full range of embalming, restorative and reconstruction processes to prepare the deceased for funeral services. This position will also be responsible for assisting and leading chapel and graveside services.
The ideal candidate must possess a valid California Embalmer’s License though a funeral director’s license in combination with an embalmer’s license is preferred. The ideal candidate must be skilled at dressing and cosmetizing decedents that are embalmed, in addition to those that are not embalmed. The ideal candidate must be skilled at recreating multiple hairstyles and be willing to learn Jewish funeral customs and traditions. This position also works closely with vendors and maintains a clean, neat and orderly preparation, Tahara and storage area. This role also works closely with other Hillside staff and external resources such as rabbis and others involved with the funeral service. A strong comfort level with grieving families is a must. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to telephone coverage, word-processing and other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must possess an active California embalmer’s license, though an active funeral director’s license in combination with an active embalmer’s license is preferred.
A minimum of one year of experience as a licensed embalmer, with a focus on hair and makeup, is required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong ability to exercise sound judgment.
Strong ability to evaluate and appropriately address privacy and confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks.
Demonstrated ability to act with a high degree of initiative.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Strong accuracy and attention to detail skills.
Professional attitude, demeanor and presentation skills.
Proficiency in Windows, including Word and Excel.
This position must be able to work an 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. This position is off on Sundays and Mondays.
About Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary
Established in the 1940’s, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary continues to be one of the most respected organizations in the community. This nationally renowned Jewish memorial park, boasts a pristine setting that, together with its professional environment, offers the ideal conditions for a unique, challenging and rewarding career.
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan as well as paid vacation and company holidays. The right candidate will follow and remain consistent with our culture, traditions and core values while addressing the needs of the families we serve with compassion and empathy.