Lead Gardener

Cresco Labs

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 1

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Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods (“CPG”) approach to cannabis, Cresco’s house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy’s, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco’s national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry’s first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry. 


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.


Agent Support and Management: 

Responsible for delegating tasks to gardeners daily as directed by the Garden Manager

Serves as a role-model and resource for cultivation staff.

Coordinates with the Garden Manager to ensure accurate information is communicated to the cultivation staff.

Cultivation Operation Management: 

Oversees cultivation tasks and processes, ensures proper documentation of all applicable activities in accordance with the State and standards set by Cresco Labs.

Coordinates and ensures that the cultivation calendar is being executed according to the plan laid out by the Garden Manager, Garden Director and Facility Director

Ensure plant health by pruning, toping, trimming, analyzing plant health according to Cresco Labs policy, as well as any other tasks required.

Coordinates necessary pest management practices to ensure that plants are disease free and healthy

Relays pertinent information concerning plant health, scheduling and cultivation staff to the Cultivation Manager in a timely fashion. 

Reports and Documentation: 

Assist as needed in the maintenance of accurate records for all cultivation activities including inventory records, crop application records, harvest data collection in accordance with the State and standards set by Cresco Labs.


Minimum of 1 year indoor cultivation experience preferred

Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills

Knowledge of plant cultivation and cultivation facility operations

Demonstrated experience managing agents and operations

Computer literacy in MSOffice, data entry, reporting

Knowledge of cannabis policy and law

Previous experience in a position with supervisory responsibilities preferred. 

Ability to stand, sit, kneel, and lift up to 50 lbs. for extended periods of time. 


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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Cresco Labs

Normalize and professionalize cannabis and educate consumers to eliminate the social stigmas associated with cannabis