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Open Position: Private Events Manager at Mount Auburn Cemetery

March 7, 2023


With oversight of Mount Auburn’s private events program, the Private Events Manager supports Mount Auburn’s vision as a place that celebrates all seasons of life. The Manager develops rental packages that accommodate a diverse range of needs and event types, including but not limited to funeral-related gatherings. The Manager is responsible for expanding an existing rental program to encourage greater use of its exceptional landscape and buildings while supporting the Cemetery’s revenue goals. The Manager ensures that all private events are seamless in execution and in alignment with Mount Auburn’s brand, mission, and reputation.


Open Position: Client Relations Manager

March 7, 2023

The Client Relations Manager is responsible for delivering exceptional service while supporting the needs of families, customers, clients, and the Cemetery Services Department. The Manager oversees the fulfillment of the Cemetery’s legal and contractual obligations by managing Mount Auburn’s perpetual and annual care programs and its memorial setting and memorial inscription services. The Manager is responsible for communications with lot-connected families and efforts to maintain active representation for all applicable family lots. The Manager works closely with the Horticulture & Landscape Department along with the Cemetery Operations Department to create proposals and contracts for planting and monument care. The Manager will have working knowledge of the Cemetery landscape, its plantings, and its monument regulations to conduct site visits with clients. The Manager provides attentive and helpful service to all clients and is the main point of contact for those clients associated with significant lots. The Manager displays compassion, sensitivity, and good business ethics in all interactions with clients and visitors.


Open Position: Director of Finance

March 7, 2023

The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Vice President and CFO (EVP&CFO) and is responsible for oversight of all routine financial transactions; oversight of the monthly financial statements and year-end closing of books; manage the annual audits for the Cemetery, Friends and Retirement Plan; supervises the Accounting Manager and Accounting Coordinator; assists the EVP&CFO in the preparation of annual operating, capital budgets and annual audits; and carries out special projects for the EVP&CFO. Serves as a member of the Management Team (MT).


Open Position: Seasonal Gardener at Mount Auburn Cemetery

February 23, 2023

Role and Responsibilities:
Works as part of a crew to assist Mount Auburn horticulturists to execute landscape maintenance and horticulture projects at Mount Auburn as assigned by the Director of Horticulture, including but not limited to weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, bed preparation, planting, edging, fertilizing, and picking up branches.
• Assist in performing daily situational awareness within assigned landscape area to manage litter or landscape issues that arise and impact the overall guest experience.
• Assist in general landscape gardening work based on assignment and under the direction of the Horticulturist or Director of Horticulture, as described above.
• Other duties may include general grounds maintenance tasks such as grass trimming, leaf mulching/pick up, picking up branches and removal of floral tributes.
• Responsible for timely attendance, will be required to use a biometric or mobile time clock system.
• Responsible for safe and proper use of all vehicles and equipment used.
• Follow all Cemetery safety policies and procedures related to assigned tasks, including wearing personal protective equipment (eye and hearing protecting, gloves, etc.), proper handling of chemicals, ladder safety, and lifting and moving heavy objects. Bring unsafe conditions to the attention of the Director of Horticulture.
• Expected to appropriately represent Mount Auburn at all times when at work; in demeanor, attitude, work clothes and written & verbal communication. Must present a good professional image per the Cemetery’s dress code policy.
• May perform any variety of duties as requested by Director of Horticulture to maintain or improve the Cemetery.
Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to:
• Driver’s license required.
• At least one year’ experience with maintenance of annuals, perennials, shrubs and/or groundcovers required.
• Grounds maintenance experience preferred.
• Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
• Ability to read map of Cemetery grounds.
• Ability to communicate successfully with staff, and visitors.
• Must present a good professional image in dress, grooming and personal hygiene per the Cemetery’s dress code policy.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
• Ability to shovel soil and mulch, and to lift fertilizer, trees, shrubs, and logs up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to use and operate a variety of hand tools and power equipment such as hand pruners, handsaws, pole saw, pole pruners, power pruners, string trimmers, leaf blowers, etc.
• Ability to bend, walk, and/or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather.

7:30 AM to 3:30 PM from Monday to Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends as required.

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Seasonal Gardner” in the subject area, to:
Or by mail to: Human Resources
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.