posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 06:29 AM
I've never worked in the mortuary business but after making funeral arrangements several times I have a few ideas about what your duties might be. As
an assistant director you could be doing many things including; working with clients to decide what funeral arrangements they would like, scheduling
delivery and removal of memorial items such as flowers, guest books, cremains etc from funeral home to church to clients home. You may be writing
obituaries and maintaining same on websites. You might also be in charge of the physical building and scheduling cleaning, repairs and doing the same
with their vans, hearses and limos.
The people work could be very taxing as most clients are quite emotional after losing loved ones. A sensitive person such as yourself could be a real
asset in this area. Death takes no holidays and you may have no weekends or holidays as their work will continue at those times.
That's just my best guess from what I've been exposed to after making arrangements for several people including my dad who passed a few days ago.
It could be a very tiring job but also a very rewarding one if you feel you have served the interests of the deceased families well. I don't think
30k would be a good salary for such a position depending upon what kind of hours you would be expected to work but maybe that's good money for where
I do know for a fact most funeral homes are very profitable and should be able to pay well for good help. All in all I would say one would need great
people skills, be very organized, good with numbers, flexible and very, very detail oriented as any small thing overlooked could be a potential
Good luck in deciding and if you take it then I hope you will find it a rewarding career