Job Postings

April 21, 2020

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Tylunas and Ratell Funeral Homes (Springfield and Chicopee, MA)

Tylunas and Ratell Funeral Homes in Springfield and Chicopee, Massachusetts are seeking a dedicated funeral professional seeking an apprentice position with the goal of becoming a licensed funeral director and long term employees of the company.

Position Duties:

  • removals
  • calling hours: set-up, clean-up included
  • funerals: preparation, set-up and clean-up included
  • typical housekeeping duties of funeral homes including vehicles
  • assist in dressing, casketing of deceased
  • proficiency in computers and office experience
  • Availability to work an on-call rotation with compensation for on-call evenings and weekends
  • Ability to create personalized tributes


  • Physical ability to lift 75lbs
  • Valid and clean driver's license/record
  • Professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • A positive attitude and commitment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to respond to our Firms families for death calls within 30 minutes
  • This is a flexible position, 20-40 hours available.
  • Hourly rate TBD
  • employer will begin employment on 30/60/90 trial period and hold monthly check-ins thereafter
  • Embalming/preparation skills, we will train you in all facets of technical sciences!
  • Professional appearance. / Personal commitment to integrity and professionalism.
  • Potential benefits include insurance, housing and tuition assistance .
  • Annual Clothing Allowance. / Monthly phone reimbursement. /

Contact: Please send inquiries to attention Chris Powers