Cemetery Manager (Part Time) Job at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD

  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Emmitsburg, MD

Job Description

The Cemetery Manager is responsible for ensuring a smooth, professional and efficient operation of Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery. This position will report to the Director of the National Shrine Grotto, work with internal staff and Mount St. Mary’s University resources to mold and manage a strong, cohesive experience for the visitors of the National Shrine Grotto and Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery. Candidate must have strong organization and administrative skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Applicant must have the ability to manage and work with a diverse group of individuals. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an excellent working knowledge in Word and Excel are required. All is done a manner to advance the goals of the University, and specific mission of the National Shrine Grotto. Position reports directly to the Director of the National Shrine Grotto.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Point of contact for families interested in purchasing a plot or niche.
  • Maintain Cemetery database and shared drive.
  • Track plot/niche sales and payments.
  • Coordinate interment services with funeral homes, families, and excavator.
  • Oversee burial prayer services, providing materials needed.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager on maintaining the Cemetery grounds.

Job Requirements: Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel software.
  • Familiarity with other Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent telephone and oral/written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional project management and event planning skills.
  • Creative and analytical thinking; exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communications skills.
  • Comfortable managing multiple deadlines and priorities in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to quickly grasp organizational needs and goals, and determine how best to use strategic communications to support them.
  • Ability to lead through collaboration.
  • Positive attitude; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • In-depth knowledge of Roman Catholic faith, with its cultures and structure, and activities.


  • Competitive salary commensurate to experience.
  • Tuition Remission Benefits Available.
  • 20 hours per week: Wednesday- Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. plus occasional evenings hours for scheduled events (subject to change depending on season and events/ group schedule).

National Shrine Grotto Information- Mission Statement

The National Shrine Grotto is a Catholic shrine devoted to our Blessed Mother, Mary, and serves as a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization, and reconciliation. The means of salvation are to be supplied more abundantly to the faithful by the diligent proclamation of the word of God, the suitable promotion of liturgical life, especially through the celebration of the Eucharist and penance, and the cultivation of approved forms of popular piety. The National Shrine Grotto is to specially foster the unique contribution of the geographical area of its location to the founding of the Catholic Church in the United States of America. 

Job Tags

Part time, Saturday, Afternoon shift,

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