Cultivation Manager at Cresco Labs | Powderkeg


Cresco Labs is one of the largest public, vertically integrated, multistate operators in the cannabis industry. Our portfolio of in-house cultivated and manufactured brands features some of the highest quality, most awarded and most popular cannabis products in America. With dozens of locations nationwide, our owned and operated Sunnyside® dispensaries provide a welcoming, positive, judgement-free place to shop for anyone at any point on their cannabis journey.

Founded in 2013, Cresco Labs’ mission is to normalize and professionalize cannabis through our passionate employees. As stewards of the cannabis industry, our teams are constantly focused on supporting the needs of our fellow colleagues, consumers, customers, and communities alike. With a focus on Social Equity and Educational Development, our SEEDTM initiative ensures that our company reflects the communities in which we serve, ensuring equal opportunity for all to have the knowledge and resources to work in and own businesses in cannabis.

At Cresco Labs, we aim to revolutionize and lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on quality and consistency of product, and to bring legitimacy to the industry with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

If you’re interested in joining our mission, click the below links to join our team today!


At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation’s cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.


Cresco Labs is seeking a Cultivation Manager to manage cultivation operations. Reporting into the Director of Cultivation, the Cultivation Manager will oversee and lead various site projects, coordinate onsite functional groups across multiple departments, and serve as a vital connection between the site and corporate and/or external resources. The Cultivation Manager must have the ability to understand a multitude of interests’, keep multiple stakeholders informed, and help drive decisions.


  • Oversees all cultivation tasks and processes, ensures proper documentation of all applicable activities
  • Manage the day to day operations for cultivation, including the operating and maintaining of control systems such as lighting and irrigation
  • Manage and train a cultivation team of agents and supervisors
  • Serves as a role-model and resource for cultivation staff concerning products and services, policies and procedures, industry news, and changes in regulations.
  • Responds to all gardener questions, concerns, or suggestions and takes action when necessary to resolve conflicts.
  • Responsible for delegating tasks to supervisors, leads, and gardeners in order to maintain a compliant and clean cultivation facility.
  • Ensure the execution of cultivation procedures and nutrient protocols, keeping accurate records and presenting the results in a timely manner to the Facility Director
  • Adhere to Cresco Labs cultivation methods, and work closely with the rest of the cultivation department to develop and improve processes
  • Ensure proper training and development of employees
  • Work with maintenance team to schedule preventative maintenance to ensure the highest quality yields without loss to fungus, disease and mold etc.
  • Develop and deploy weekly garden schedule to the Garden Supervisor as outlined by the Facility Director
  • Maintain and report a monthly inventory of all hard-good items associated with the cultivation department


  • Bachelor's Degree in Botany, Plant Science, Horticulture, Plant Biology or related field, preferred.
  • 5+ years commercial agriculture and/or manufacturing experience, with cannabis cultivation experience strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years managing a team/developing an hourly workforce
  • Experienced team leader with a positive attitude and vision for the future
  • Must be a strong leader with an acute business sense
  • Experience with various grow mediums and irrigation methods
  • Knowledge of crop management and commercial agriculture
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, pests and health
  • Strong communication, organizational and leadership skills


Cresco Labs is proud to offer eligible employees a robust offering of benefits including, major medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(K)-match program, FSA/HSA programs, LTD/STD options, life insurance and AD&D. We also offer eligible employees paid holidays and paid time off. Other rewards may include annual discretionary bonuses, stock options as well as participation in our employee discount program. Benefits eligibility for permanent positions may vary by full-time or part-time roles, location, or position.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply
  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Cultivation Manager
  • Company
    Cresco Labs
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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