Director of Cultivation

Lansing, Michigan | Full-Time

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At High Grade, we are dedicated to perfecting our cultivation, production, and extraction methods while staying consumer centered and product focused. We produce accessible flower, edibles, and extracts, ensuring environmental controls are set to optimal levels in a manner that produces only the cleanest, most potent, terpene rich Cannabis in all its forms.

Position Overview:
The Director of Cultivation is responsible for managing all cultivation operations from propagation through harvest in a commercial cannabis facility. This position will be expected to partner with bloom department managers to forecast workflow and labor demand, maintaining appropriate staffing levels to guarantee deadlines are met, plant health is maintained, and pest and pathogen pressure is mitigated through an IPM schedule. The Director of Cultivation will also be expected to engage in continuous research and development around improvements in the garden which will be achieved through operational efficiencies, improving and creating SOP’s, and maintaining a streamlined production cycle.

*The above overview describes the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be assigned by your manager or supervisor at any time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience directly managing all aspects of indoor cannabis cultivation within a licensed commercial facility
  • Minimum 5 years of cumulative cannabis cultivation knowledge.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating cannabis at scale while maintaining annual departmental budgets.
  • Ability to set and meet goals within structured timeframes
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and the flexibility to adapt to change as needed
  • At least 21 years of age and authorized to work in the US and willing to submit to a background check/fingerprint clearance.
  • May be required to lift, pull or push 50+ pounds in boxes, plants, tools, and various heavy equipment. Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be required

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Ability to analyze and process information, identify problems and develop effective solutions and strategies
  • Well versed in commercial cultivation infrastructure, environmental controls and equipment, fertigation and irrigation systems
  • Adept in project management and workflow software, Excel spreadsheets, developing and tracking KPI’s, inventory management, labor forecasting, and efficient task delegation
  • Bachelor's degree in plant science, business, or management, or 4+ years equivalent experience as a Cultivation Manager in a commercial cannabis facility
  • Passion for the product


High Grade is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. High Grade makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

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  • No
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