The Board of Selectmen has an opening for a Wellesley resident and military veteran to serve as the town’s Veteran’s Grave Officer/Ceremonial Officer.
The duties include working with the management of private cemeteries in town to ensure that the graves of town veterans are maintained in an orderly condition, flags are placed on each veteran’s grave on Memorial Day, and that records of death of veterans and their grave location in town are maintained. If requested, the Grave Officer would attend wakes, funerals and assist with gravesite ceremonies. As the town’s Ceremonial Officer, duties include organizing and supporting four annual holidays or events including Memorial Day (May 30th), Flag Retirement Services (June 14th), Patriot’s Day (September 11th) and Veterans/Armistice Day Observances (November 11th) by scheduling speakers, requesting police and fire color guards, preparing programs, advertising and invitations to dignitaries, organizing refreshments, providing flags, etc.
The veteran filling this position coordinates and consults with the town’s Veteran’s Service Officer in any of these duties. The town will provide an annual stipend of $2,500 to the veteran serving in this role.
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Board of Selectmen at email@example.com. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 25, 2018.