Employment Opportunity

About Us

With a long-standing service to the community, Elias, Kallal & Schaaf has been family owned and operated over several generations. The funeral home started with one location in Alton, Illinois expanding to Bethalto, Godfrey, Hardin, and Brussels Illinois. We are a full-service industry averaging 450 calls a year. In addition to our funeral homes, we also own and operate two cemeteries, Roselawn Memory Garden in Bethalto, IL and Valhalla Memorial Garden in Godfrey, IL, and a human crematory and eco-friendly pet crematory.

Why Work for Us

Employing more than 40 people from Funeral Directors, Apprentices, full time office staff, part-time employees, cemetery managers, sales representative, and groundskeepers. Our combined experiences and robust services allow flexibility for our Funeral Directors for provide traditional services to an experience as unique as the loved one being honored. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we were committed to our families by offering “carcade visitations”, a safe and easy way for friends and families to pay their respect from their vehicles.

You are not just an employee at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf but are family. Our employees enjoy company perks such as paid time off such as vacation, personal and sick days; 401k with employer match, competitive salaries with opportunities for pay increases, bonuses and hourly wages with overtime pay. Many employees participate in the company health insurance plan and can receive short- and long-term disability pay. In addition, some employees receive a company credit card for service expenses and utilize a company vehicle during work hours.

Where We are Located

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf is in the Illinois Metro-East of St. Louis, Missouri. With five funeral homes and two cemeteries located in Bethalto, Alton, Godfrey, Hardin and Brussels, our employees enjoy a variation between rural communities and lively suburban cities. The region is also known as the Riverbend Area along the Mississippi River just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis and 35 minutes from Lambert International Airport. Within 15 minutes, Southern Illinois University is located in Edwardsville, IL and Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL. Needless to say, there is plenty to do for families, young adults and those closer to retirement.

About the Job

We are looking for a Licensed Funeral Director or Apprentice. We will train and develop the apprentice and guide them until they are fully licensed in Illinois where they will continue to grow within the company for a long-term career.

Funeral Directors work 10 days on, 4 days off (every other weekend). On call 12 to 14 nights a month. They are responsible for meeting with families when scheduled, to make funeral arrangements, explain all service options, casket selections, pricing and prepare paperwork. They will lead funeral services and visitations, instruct part-time employees, greet families, and lead the procession to final location. Remove and transport deceased from homes, nursing homes or hospitals to the funeral home. Each Funeral Director will help with embalming, dressing and casketing, managing the human crematory, and maintaining cleanly workspaces.

All resumes can be sent to [email protected]