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Cemetery Manager Recruitment
Cemetery Manager

Currently accepting applications for a Cemetery Manager!

The City of Mason City, IA is seeking a Cemetery Manager responsible for managing all aspects of the operation of Elmwood – St. Joseph Cemetery, including supervisory, operational, administrative, marketing, and community relations. This position will serve families with care and compassion while educating them in making decisions for advance and at-need cemetery products and services. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual with previous experience in sales and marketing.

About Us –

Elmwood- St. Joseph is an active cemetery with a mission of providing our community, its citizens and their families with exceptional cemetery services in a respectful, caring manner. A strong commitment exists in keeping the cemetery a perpetual, vital part of the community.


The Elmwood – St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is a fascinating place filled with natural beauty and historical significance.  The rolling landscape, consisting of 70 acres in the heart of Mason City, is a perfect place for people to meditate and reflect on life. 


Citizens are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful grounds by strolling through the picturesque scenery, watching the wildlife by the pond and exploring the rich heritage and genealogy that exists here. 


The St. Joseph and Elmwood cemeteries, which date back to 1867, were combined into one containing a reflection of the cultural heritage and diverse religious faiths of the many families in Mason City.  In 1949, the City took over the operation of the cemeteries to assure their financial sustainability.  The Cemetery celebrated 150 years of service to the community in 2017. On June 7, 2018 the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The cemetery has great historical significance with respect to city founders, war veterans, and famous citizens.  A Cemetery History Walk is conducted each year to highlight the lives of some of the people who are resting here.  Mason City’s favorite son and Music Man, Meredith Wilson, is our most notable citizen at Elmwood.

Cemetery Manager Minimum Requirements -

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two year associates degree or completed sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited institution of higher learning towards a college degree in business, management, marketing or a closely related field of study.
  • Three years of prior supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in cemetery operations, marketing, or grounds maintenance is preferred.


Benefits -

  • Starting pay $60,000 annually
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Life, health and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Flex and dependent care benefit plans
  • IPERS retirement benefits and 457b plan


Apply by one of the following methods - 

To view the full Cemetery Manager job description click  here.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm, February 21, 2020

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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