Funeral Associate

Job Overview

We currently have immediate openings for a Funeral Associate at several of our locations. This is a part-time position which requires a valid drivers license and insurable driving record.

We are seeking several helpful, compassionate and dependable people to join our team. The ideal candidates are those who have strong customer service skills and have some extra time during the week they would like to fill.

This position is primarily responsible to provide assistance to our Licensed Funeral Director during funeral, memorial or graveside ceremonies and to assist with transferring loved ones into our care when we are called upon to serve.

This is a unique opportunity to become an important member of our team of professionals serving client families in a family owned funeral home environment while still enjoying the benefits of a part time schedule. To be clear and to avoid misunderstanding, this is a PART TIME position that is best suited for someone who would like to work 3-15 times a month on a PART TIME basis.

Tasks Typical of a Funeral Associate

• Preparing with Lead Funeral Director for the scheduled service

• Greeting of funeral guests

• Participating in the ceremony as directed

• Transportation of those entrusted to our care, other personnel and equipment, while maintaining optimum levels of customer relations and satisfaction.


• Possession of a valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record is required.

• You will need to obtain a Driver’s License Abstract from the Department of Licensing for your Driver’s License.

• Our families expect us to appear modest and clean-cut. The schedule is flexible but you must have dependable transportation to be able to respond quickly.

• Cell phone with texting and GPS functions.

• Live in or within 15-20 minutes of Pierce County. This position requires a person to be able to respond quickly.

Job Type

• Part Time

• Competitive wage starting at $19/hour

• $110 per transfer

• Participation in company service bonus pool

Work Location

• In person

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. A Funeral Associate will also perform other reasonably-related job responsibilities as assigned by management as required.

About Our Company

Gaffney Group was founded in 2017 by Corey and Jennifer Gaffney, both licensed funeral directors. It was at that time that our company grew from 2 to 9 companies. It made practical business sense to streamline and more fully organize our efforts to smoothly operate a growing portfolio of first class businesses.

Gaffney Group has worked hard to create and foster a reputation of premier facilities, world class staff and brands designed to serve all types of customer preferences. Like any growing company, we’re always looking to improve the way we do business.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to us via email by clicking the button at the bottom of this page, or postal mail to Gaffney Group, 1002 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405 (Attn: Human Resources) no later than 6/20/2024. All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. When submitting electronically, please send only Word (.doc or .docx) or Acrobat (.pdf) formats. All other formats received will be discarded without notification. NO CALLS PLEASE!!!