Archives for March 2016

Save Our Cemeteries Seeking Part-Time Bookkeeper

Posted 3/28/16

Save Our Cemeteries is currently seeking a Part-Time Bookkeeper.

Bookkeeper Position — Save Our Cemeteries

Position Type: Part-time / Contract

Position Summary:

The bookkeeper records financial transactions and creates financial reports based on the recorded information. The information is entered into QuickBooks 2015 accounting software from such source documents as invoices, credit and debit transactions, and cash receipts. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy. Reports are to be generated monthly for the V.P. of Finance and Save Our Cemeteries’ Board of Directors to analyze prior to monthly meetings.

Duties Include:

1. Recording receipts and entering the information into QuickBooks 2015 software on a weekly basis
2. Conducting a monthly reconciliation of every bank account
3. Conducting periodic reconciliation of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
4. Issuing financial statements to the Executive Director via email no later than one week prior to monthly Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee meetings
5. Providing information/accountant’s copies to the organization’s external accounting firm
6. Compiling information for external accounting firm for the annual 990 tax form
7. Maintaining an orderly accounting filing system, chart of accounts, and annual budget
8. Calculating variances from the budget and reporting any issues to the Executive Director
9. Generating 1099 forms and W-2 forms for Save Our Cemeteries’ contractors and reporting information to the IRS
10. Complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
11. Providing support to the Executive Director regarding financial reporting as requested
Desired Qualifications: An Associate’s degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent business experience, as well as a knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Candidates must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software.

This is a part-time contract position. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

To apply, please submit a resume via email – or send to:

Amanda Walker, Executive Director
Save Our Cemeteries
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 22, 2016.

Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education and advocacy.

2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

2016 Easter Weekend Schedule

The archdiocese will close St. Louis Cemetery #1 early on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Save Our Cemeteries’ last tour of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 on Good Friday, March 25th, 2016 will be at 11:30 am due to the early closure of the cemetery by the archdiocese. There will be NO 1 pm tour.

There will be NO cemetery tours on Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016.

Call For Volunteers: Clean-Up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Photo BY Judi Bottoni  ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008Photograph by Judi Bottoni


Event Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 9 AM – 12 PM
Event Location: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, 1400 Washington Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Due to the heavy rainfall the week of March 12th, we have rescheduled the second phase of our clean-up in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 to April 2nd, 2016 from 9:00am – 12:00pm. If you are interested in participating, please forward your contact information (full name, preferred email address) to

Earlier this month, on March 5th, Save Our Cemeteries partnered with the Tulane TIDES program to volunteer in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. The project was overseen by Michelle Duhon, of the Restoration Committee, who described the event as a great success: “We broke up into 3 groups: the largest number of kids went through the cemetery cutting weeds and picking up trash. We put a few students on the roof of the wall vaults, cleaning up leaves and debris. I paired 3 students with one of my workers, and had them put a coat of limewash on the Fireman’s Tomb. They were very excited to get to mix and apply limewash!”

We look forward to continuing work in a different area of the cemetery with our volunteers in April, and hope you will consider joining us!

PRESS RELEASE: Save Our Cemeteries Calls For Volunteers For Cemetery Clean-up (March 17, 2016 – PDF)

For Immediate Release: Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1

***Update: This event was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding***



Cemetery Preservation Organization Teams With The Industrial Asset Management Council To Beautify Historic Uptown Cemetery

NEW ORLEANS, LA – March 9, 2016 – Save Our Cemeteries announced today that it will be partnering with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) to perform a clean-up of New Orleans’ historic Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The IMAC will be providing 50 volunteers to help Save Our Cemeteries complete a general clean-up of the cemetery grounds, including the removal of vegetation from tombs, which SOC started last weekend. SOC started the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 clean-up project on March 5th, with help from Bayou Preservation LLC and students from the Tulane University TIDES Program.

“We looking forward to completing our clean-up of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 this weekend” states Amanda Walker, Executive Director at Save Our Cemeteries. Ms. Walker continues, “And we would like to thank the IAMC, Bayou Preservation LLC and the Tulane University TIDES Program for their help with our efforts to keep Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 beautiful.”

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is located at 1416-1498 Washington Ave in New Orleans, LA, in the heart of the Garden District, between Washington, Sixth, Prytania, and Coliseum streets. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest of the seven municipal, city-operated cemeteries in New Orleans.

About The IAMC
The Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) is a collegial member-focused organization devoted to world-class education, leadership development, and relationship building for industrial real estate professionals. The IAMC is the leading industrial real estate organization committed to implementing the best strategies for success in corporate operations through innovation and excellence. For more information on the IAMC, visit their website at

About Save Our Cemeteries
Save Our Cemeteries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in New Orleans, LA. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historic cemeteries of New Orleans through restoration, education, and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Amanda Walker, Executive Director
Save Our Cemeteries
1539 Jackson Avenue, Suite 415
New Orleans, LA 70130-5896
Phone: (504) 525-3377


Save Our Cemeteries To Clean-up Lafayette Cemetery #1 (March 9, 2016 – PDF)

Thank You Volunteers Who Participated In Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Cleanup!

Photo by Judi Bottoni  ©New Orleans Cemeteries 2008
Photograph by Judi Bottoni


We’d like to extend our thanks to Bayou Preservation LLC and students from the Tulane University TIDES Program for volunteering on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 in our cleanup of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1! We love seeing the community come together to help make a positive impact.

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved as a volunteer, consider joining our mailing list to receive information on upcoming opportunities, events and updates from the organization.