Notice: Tribute Clean-up – starting the week of April 15

Notice: Tribute Clean-up – starting the week of April 15
April 1, 2024

To maintain this place of exceptional beauty, there are times when we remove all the tributes from the cemetery as we perform the important work of landscape care.  The next thorough tribute clean-up, sometimes called a Clean Sweep, will begin the week of April 15.

We would like to remind everyone that only tributes made of natural plant material are allowed at Mount Auburn Cemetery, such as cut flowers and living plants in disposable pots 8” wide or smaller.  All non-natural items are subject to immediate removal, and we do not advise leaving items of great sentimental or monetary value.  Please see our full Tribute Regulations for more details.

A tribute is an act or gift intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.  In terms of graveside visits, leaving a tribute can be an act of mourning or remembrance as well.  Thank you to everyone who brings floral tributes to remember and honor your loved ones – you help make this cemetery a welcome place to visit.

Life and Death Stories: A Conversation with Artists-in-Residence Debra Wise & Eliza Fichter

Life and Death Stories: A Conversation with Artists-in-Residence Debra Wise & Eliza Fichter
March 27, 2024

In 2023, we welcomed seven Artists-in-Residence to create original works inspired by their experiences at Mount Auburn.

Throughout the past year, Artists-in-Residence Eliza Fichter and Debra Wise have been interviewing people about their relationships with Mount Auburn Cemetery and how their reflections on death have shaped their living. The conversations were then crafted into a series of short audio narratives. Register for their concluding event: Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 6:30-8:00 PM


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Open Position: Seasonal Preservation Staff

March 27, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Preservation Manager perform a variety of preservation related tasks which include but are not limited to washing monuments, monument and masonry repair, resetting of monuments, and cast iron post and sign painting or repair. Employees work must appropriately reflect the Statement of Preservation Values and Commitments approved by the Trustees of the Cemetery on December 12, 2007, and is performed in accordance with appropriate standards and best practices in preservation and conservation. 

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Open Position: Sales Coordinator

March 22, 2024

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Coordinator is responsible for delivering exceptional service while supporting the needs of families, customers, clients, and the Cemetery Services Department. The Coordinator supports Cemetery Sales and the Sales Manager as the primary liaison between prospective clients and the Sales Manager. They provide daily operational support to the Sales Manager and the sales program by scheduling and confirming sales appointments, answering phone calls, maintaining relevant and timely communications with all sales clients by email, letter, or phone and updating CRM records with those communications, taking and processing payments, and other sales associated paperwork or functions including conducting sales tours and meetings with prospective clients as needed. They support the daily functions and operations of the Cemetery Services Department as needed and provide attentive and helpful service to all who enter the Administration Building, regardless of the reason for their visit. They ensure seamless, collaborative service by communicating and coordinating efforts within the Cemetery Services group and all other applicable departments.


The ideal candidate understands that sales is a vocation for helping match people to the products and services that they need and is a patient and compassionate yet analytical listener in assessing those needs. An interest in or enthusiasm for learning about the many aspects of Mount Auburn is essential for conversing with many of our clients, who may be drawn to Mount Auburn for its landscape, history, birds, trees, famous people, or because they have family here already. The candidate should be reasonably confident in their ability to find locations from landmarks on printed maps without GPS assistance.

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