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I am interested in a career in funeral service, what is my first step?

Not everyone in funeral service jumped right in as a Funeral Director.  Many individuals, who are now licensed Funeral Directors, started on the ground floor and started working as a part-time Funeral Attendant or Office Administrator, Reception Hostess, Groundskeeper,  Driver or car washer.  After getting some much needed experience and seeing the profession from behind the scenes is when they truly realized this was the profession they wanted to persue.  They approached the owner/manager of the funeral home and expressed their desire to become a Funeral Director. 

If the opportunity was available they would be enrolled in one of the education programs, approved by the Funeral Board of Manitoba,  to become an Apprentice Funeral Director.   In some cases and with the right candidate and opportunity, you may be able to secure a position as a Funeral Director Apprentice at the very beginning.   That doesn't always work for everyone as the candidate may not be fully aware of the commitment required to be a Funeral Director.  It can also be more challenging for the employer as the opportuity to evaluate the candidate isn't quite the same as if they had been working for them or in the profession before taking the next step.   

Upon the successful completion of their education, one program is a minimum of two years of a combination of school and practical work experience, they would become a Licensed Funeral Director.  The process takes a great deal of commitment and effort but in the end it is well worth it! 

Caring for people who are experiencing what is likely the most difficult time in their life is rewarding beyond compare.

Contact your local MFSA Member to find out more on how to become a Funeral professional!


Job Opportunities


Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery, a member of Dignity Memorial® in Winnipeg currently has a career opportunity waiting for motivated professionals who care about others and are dedicated to providing service to families that exceed expectations.

 

We are seeking a full-time licensed Funeral Director to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have the following: 

  • Valid Funeral Director/Embalmer License;
  • Be versed in all aspects of funeral arranging, i.e.: cultural, ethnic and religious beliefs;
  • Exhibit strong communication, organizational and computer skills;
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and have a commitment to professionalism;
  • Be highly motivated, a proven team player and contribute positively to the work environment;
  • Must be detail oriented and able to meet all deadlines efficiently;
  • Be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
  • Possess a commitment to supporting company objectives and policies;
  • Show a strong commitment to community involvement and building the business; and
  • Hold a valid Driver’s License.

Assistance with transferring licenses from outside Manitoba through Labour Mobility will be provided.  Assistance with moving expenses will be considered for the right candidate.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career by working at a full service onsite funeral home and cemetery location.  

 

Interested applicants should forward their resumé and cover letter by FRIDAY, June 29th , 2018  to Michael Gibbens,
Hwy. 1 East at Navin Road at michael.gibbens@dignitymemorial.com.

 

Visit the location online at Green Acres Funeral Home & Cemetery

 

 

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All applications will be handled in confidence and only those who will be considered for the position will be contacted


 

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