The Cemetery Escort serves as the face of the cemetery for committal services while escorting funeral processions from the Gate of Heaven Cemetery’s front gate to the appropriate location where the committal service is to occur and be available to the families, clergy and funeral directors for questions.
CREDENTIALS & EXPERIENCE:
The Cemetery Escort is a part-time position that is compensated as a piece rate employee (paid per funeral procession escorted). Most processions occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm and Saturday between the hours of 10:00am and 12:30pm. Limited exceptions apply.
Candidate must have a warm personality and physical ability to traverse the cemetery grounds in all types of weather. Candidate must be capable of reading a cemetery map and ability to adapt quickly to changing situations. Candidate will be required to wear business attire, communicate with the office and grounds teams using an ear piece/radio, be willing to use their personal automobile for escorting the funeral processions onsite, possess a valid driver’s license and maintain appropriate coverage on automobile insurance policy. Cemetery Escorts are notified of work assignments at least 24-48 hours in advance.
Candidate accepts the responsibility of knowing and safeguarding the values and ethics of the mission of the Catholic Cemetery. Employees will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing, including the use of social media or other digital technologies.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead and park procession at gravesite/chapel.
- Coordinate with military personnel (if applicable).
- Be available to the family, clergy, and/or funeral director for questions.
- Collect any paperwork, including burial permits and checks from funeral directors.
- Remain at the gravesite/chapel until the completion of the committal service and family has departed.