The funeral director is also known as the head mortician and undertaker during early times and is at the core of the death care industry.  The position oversees both commercial and technical details in taking of the last moments of a person’s presence on earth prior to burial or cremation.  Most funeral directors haven aged in their profession and many are in the 2nd or 3rd generation in the family business.  Large commercial funeral homes and parlors, however, employ a team of morticians headed by a funeral director.

Funeral Director Resume Template

Daniel H. de San Sebastian

E. Clybourn St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Phone: 414-039-3541


Looking for a management position as a Funeral Director in the large commercial funeral home

Summary of Qualification

  • 9 years of experience in the death care industry with the last 3 years as assistant to the funeral director
  • Extensive knowledge in the customs and burial practices of Catholic, Muslim and Jewish religions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

Career Experience/Job History

2007 – Present:  Assistant Funeral Director, Ritter Larsen Bros, Funeral, Milwaukee

  • Assist bereaved relatives or friends of the deceased arrange in the selection of suitable casket as well as the schedule of wakes, memorial services based on their religion, cremation or burial
  • Maintain a business partnership with local coffin makers.
  • Coordinate with life insurance companies and memorial pre-need plans as required.
  • Provide funeral transport services from the wake to the final resting place.

2004 – 2007:  Mortician, Forest park Funeral Home, L.A.

  • Perform embalming procedures and restorative process in the deceased person’s appearance
  • Assist the funeral director in administrative paperwork


2007: passed Wisconsin licensing exams

2004: passed California licensing exams

2001 – 2004: BS in Mortuary Science, American River College, California.

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.