Funeral Service Careers and Current Openings
What does a funeral director do?
The funeral director listens, advises and supports, offering comfort and guidance during a difficult time while handling all of the details associated with a death. A licensed professional, the funeral director works closely with surviving family members to prepare for and facilitate the final ceremonies and disposition of the deceased. This typically includes the transfer of the deceased from the place of death to a funeral home, making arrangements with the surviving family, embalming and preparing the deceased, making arrangements with a cemetery or crematory, coordinating and directing the remembrance services while accompanying and supporting the family.
Funeral directors know that everyone mourns and grieves differently. They are able to answer questions about grief, recognize when a person is having difficulty coping, and recommend sources of professional help. Funeral directors also link survivors with support groups at the funeral home or in the community.
Considering a career in funeral service?
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you driven to help others in their time of need? Are you looking for a compassionate and dignified career? It takes a special person to serve families who are going through very difficult times. Funeral service professionals are listeners, advisors, and supporters. They include licensed funeral directors as well as funeral service associates, grief counselors, and support and administrative staff.
Our goal is to attract and retain a staff that is motivated to provide excellent and innovative service. Be they licensed or support personnel, we want people who get the job done right while finding new ways to make our services even better. We want people who are open to change, are full of ideas and welcome the opinions of others. We want people committed to our core values of compassion, respect, integrity, and responsibility.
We strive to provide a fair and ethical work environment for all our employees. We are committed to a work environment where each employee feels valued, motivated and well-prepared to support the families we serve as well as the goals of the company.
A family-owned firm, A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors provides caring, compassionate and personal funeral, burial and cremation services. Thus, we require high quality funeral directors and support personnel commensurate to the quality of services we strive to deliver. We are committed to the selection, growth, recognition and development of talented people to meet our current and future needs. Accordingly, we seek long-term employment relationships.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact us. Any openings are listed below. If we do not have a current opening, we still welcome the opportunity to get to know you. Please send us a resume that includes a cover letter telling us what type of position you wish to be considered for. If any position opens up that you are qualified for, your application will be considered. Your application will be kept on file for at least six months.
If interested in any future opening, please e-mail, fax or send your resume and cover letter to:
Address: 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy, MI 48084
We currently have one part-time opening and one full-time opening.
We are looking for an organized, energetic individual interested in working with us part-time as a concierge.
- Assists grieving families
- Greets and directs visitors
- Responds to customer needs
- Answers phones
- Prepares space for services
- Receives and places flower arrangements
- Assists funeral directors with funeral and memorial services
The successful candidate must:
- Have pleasant phone manner and professional self-presentation
- Have the tact and ability to perform in dynamic and sometimes stressful conditions
- Be organized, detail oriented, and an adaptive team player
- Be resourceful and able to multi-task
- Be able to stand for extended periods of time
- Be able to lift and move up to fifteen pounds
This is a part time position, typically scheduled 24 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am-6:00pm. An applicant must be available during these hours.
We are also seeking an organized, energetic individual interested in working with us full-time as an administrative assistant who handles the following duties:
- Creating and maintaining documents and forms
- Preparing correspondence
- Responding to customer needs
- Answering phones
The successful candidate must:
- Have a pleasant phone manner and professional self-presentation
- Have an adaptive/team player attitude
- Be resourceful, organized and detail oriented
- Have the ability to multi-task and perform well in dynamic and sometimes stressful conditions
- Have strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
- Have a willingness to learn
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. DO NOT apply if any of the above do not apply to you.
If interested in either of these positions, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest and related past experiences to the attention of Margaret Desmond at or 2600 Crooks Road. Troy, MI 48084.
A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Directors is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.