The Opportunity

Saint John, NB

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate professional, capable of managing all aspects of funeral service and embalming with a high level of care and respect. This position is primarily based out of our Paradise Row location but supports all locations, as needed.

The Chapman Group is happy to support us in this recruitment.

About Brenan's:

Brenan's Funeral Home has been a trusted and compassionate provider of funeral services in the Saint John community since 1872. As a family-owned and operated business, we are dedicated to honoring traditions and offering professional and personal care to the families we serve. Our team is committed to maintaining the highest standards of service and support during life's most challenging moments.

As a member of the Brenan's team, you will receive the following:

  • Competitive salary and profit share program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits with EAP
  • RRSP with company match
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Clothing and dry-cleaning allowance
  • Be part of a long-standing, respected community business with a commitment to excellence.
  • Join a supportive and dedicated team that values collaboration and professional growth.
  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of families in the Saint John area.
  • Opportunities for ongoing training and career advancement.

What you'll do


Key Responsibilities:

  • Funeral Directing: Arrange and conduct funeral and memorial services, including coordinating with families, clergy, and other service providers.
  • Embalming: Perform embalming, restorative work, and cosmetology to prepare deceased individuals for visitation and services.
  • Client Support: Provide emotional support and guidance to families throughout the funeral process, ensuring all their needs and wishes are met.
  • Removals and Transportation: Assist with the removals and transportation of the deceased to and from the funeral home, cemetery, or other locations as needed
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with all local, provincial, and federal regulations related to funeral service and embalming.
  • Administrative Duties: Handle necessary paperwork, including death certificates, permits, and other legal documents.
  • Facility Management: Maintain the cleanliness and readiness of the funeral home and embalming facilities.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with other staff members to provide seamless and comprehensive service.

What you'll need



  • Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in New Brunswick, or eligible for licensing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in funeral directing and embalming.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact, empathy, and professionalism.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using funeral home management software and other relevant tools.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects when necessary.
  • Ability to work shift work and on-call

We're looking for

Core Skills

Compassion Empathy Manage Client Relationships Organization Professionalism Time Management

A little bit about us

The Chapman Group

We are happy to support our client with this recruitment.