Position Title: Foreman/Project Manager

Position Responsibilities: Management of Burial Operations

  • Reports to the President & CEO
  • Works in tandem with another Foreman with a focus on Project Management
  • The Project Manager is responsible for the development and overseeing projects as approved/defined by the President to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. Projects will include but are not limited to building renovations, tomb repairs, road repairs, etc.
  • The Project Manager will plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed throughout the entire project.
  • Direct supervision of Grounds Crew and duties of the Grounds Crew. Will work with the Foreman to manage Union/Grounds Crew staff
  • Supervision of contracted employees, when those employees are performing work pertaining to cemetery grounds. This includes regular communication with crew foremen and subsequent communication of all relevant information with the Cemetery’s President
  • Coordinates burial operations with the other Foreman. This includes interments, section, and lot layout and control, and management of burial sites
  • Coordinate details of interments, entombments, and inurnments with Customer Relations Staff
  • Procures ordering of tools, supplies, and equipment while adhering to the annual Grounds budget
  • Layout of burial spaces according to need
  • Works with President to engage contractors, and conducts contract bidding
  • Monitors outside contractors engaged in tree removal, grass care, snow removal, lakes and stream management, etc.
  • Works closely with Horticulture staff to manage all aspects of the landscape of the cemetery grounds
  • Act as the Union liaison, alongside the President, during Union contract, benefits, and wages negotiations
  • Manages upkeep and maintenance of roads, buildings, fences, plumbing, electric, equipment, and monuments
  • Oversees inventory of physical assets including tools, supplies, etc.
  • Will update and maintain Safety Data Sheets
  • Ensure Grounds Crew and operations are compliant with OSHA standards
  • Works with President and Finance staff to set budget goals for the year and manage to budget quarterly

Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience; cemetery grounds familiarity a plus
  • Strong computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to perform outdoor, physically demanding tasks, often lifting objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to perform and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, ability to represent Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in a professional manner in both written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Skilled in promoting teamwork
  • Use of gas-powered equipment including but not limited to line trimmer, auger, sod cutter, leaf blower, chainsaw, and pole pruner
  • Operate front-end loaders and tractor, as well as associated attachments
  • Must be able to work with the utmost consideration for the health and safety of both the Grounds Crew and any employee/volunteer that may be working under her/his supervision


  • Associates degree (minimum) in construction, project management, or a related field required.


Competitive compensation package to include a competitive base salary and excellent benefits.

To apply: please submit an email to Andrea Nadler with your full name and the position title in the subject line. Please include your resume and a cover letter. Please also include your salary requirement.

About Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum:

Bellefontaine (www.bellefontainecemetery.org) is a 314 acre historic, non-profit cemetery. Founded in 1849 and considered one of the premier historic cemeteries in the United States, the cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is well known for its rich history and architecture and engages the public through tours, lectures, and events.  Bellefontaine is also a Level II arboretum with large specimen tree collections, added to annually. Dozens of annual, perennial, and native gardens are spread throughout the cemetery.

Bellefontaine Cemetery. Voted #2 Best Hidden Gem. STLTODAY.COM 2018 GO! Awards.