Cultivation Lead

Cultivation Parma, Ohio


Position at Ayr Wellness



Company Description 

AYR Wellness is a publicly traded, multi-state cannabis company with more than 85 dispensaries. We are one of the largest scale producers of high-quality cannabis in the U.S., and our purpose is to be a force for good. People are at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about bringing progress and positive changes to our communities, our industry, and our world.   

Our talented and reliable team members are the foundation of our business and investing in exceptional talent is paramount to our success. The key to building a culture where everyone can thrive starts and ends with our teams. Their collective courage and kyndness sets AYR apart. Your career growth at AYR is limitless, and we believe in creating an environment where everyone can flourish and win together. 

Job Summary 

The Cultivation Lead supervises and assists Cultivation team in performing all the tasks necessary to grow various strains of quality cannabis including but not limited to feeding the plants, defoliation, super cropping, flushing, foliar and preventative sprays, waste disposal and inventory management for a large commercial facility.  The Cultivation Lead works closely with the Cultivation Technicians, Cultivation Manager and the Cultivation Director on all aspects of cultivation. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Opens and closes designated grow zones according to Ayr Wellness standard operating procedures.
  • Checks for any plant loss or stress, malfunctioning cultivation equipment, and any uncompleted tasks from the day before.
  • Double checks that all items on the Opening and Closing checklist are completed successfully and according to SOP’s, delegating tasks to other Cultivators as necessary.
  • Performs daily inspections of plants for overall health, pests, disease or sex change.
  • Assesses overall plant health and well-being and give individual plants tailored attention based on need.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and organized work environment 
  • Understands and becomes familiar with all cultivation equipment and tools and the cleaning of all equipment and tools
  • Sets up a team for success by making sure every team member has the supplies and equipment needed for an activity.
  • Assists Cultivation Manager with rotation of strains through garden to ensure a variety and quantity for dispensary locations.
  • Constantly monitors environmental controls to ensure environmental controls are in optimal range; Temperature, Humidity, Vapor Pressure Deficit, CO2 ppm, Water Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen ppm, Light Intensity, etc.
  • Assists the Cultivation Manager with tracking plants from birth to harvest by ensuring proper and accurate documentation for applicable activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must meet age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agencies.
  • Able to pass all background checks/fingerprinting as required by state cannabis agencies.
  • Able to provide valid badging/credentials as required by state cannabis agencies.
  • Two years of experience in general cannabis cultivation or commercial production gardening.
  • Minimum 6 months of professional experience in agriculture, horticulture, or cannabis industry.
  • Ability to make decisions when needed.
  • Accurate data-entry and record keeping.
  • Thorough understanding of state and local medical and/or recreational cannabis laws and how they apply to the operations of Ayr Wellness.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to multitask.
  • Must be able to work on nights, weekends, or alternate shifts.


  • High school diploma/GED required


  • 1-3 years' experience working in a horticulture/agriculture field

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude) 

  • Priority Setting - Invests their time and others on what's important to deliver business results; quickly and effectively collaborates bringing together the collective intelligence of critical team members and prioritizes what needs to be done to reach the goal; quickly senses opportunities and obstacles in accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks and creates focus that drives success and results.  
  • Relationship Building - Viewed as a truthful individual who shares authentic and constructive feedback in a respectful manner in the spirit of being a force for good; builds mutual respect and trust by listening, learning, and acting with compassion to encourage others in discovering their genius; takes responsibility for mistakes and offers impactful solutions; recognizes personal strengths and weaknesses; seeks and openly welcomes feedback for continuous improvement and personal growth. 
  • Results Oriented - Empowered with the knowledge of their potential this person learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner, open to change, analyzes successes and failures for continuous improvement, experiments and will try anything to find solutions that support an ecosystem of knowledge; enjoys challenge of unfamiliar tasks, quickly grasps the essence and underlying structure of anything.  
  • Functional/Technical Skill - Possesses functional and technical knowledge and skills to perform at a high level of accomplishment; understands how their job function supports being a force for good.

Direct reports  

  • No direct reports

Working conditions 

  • The person in this position may be exposed to dust, kief, cleaning chemicals and fumes. Although systems are in place to remove these byproducts, there is still exposure to some degree.
  • Frequently works in rooms with bright light where eye protection is required.
  • Frequently works in rooms with moderate heat and humidity.
  • The person in this position is constantly exposed to moderate background noise due to environmental systems, equipment, and fans.

Physical requirements 

  • Sitting, standing, and walking motion/movement will be required throughout the shift.
  • Constant movement of hands/fingers and limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination, and stamina.
  • Constantly position self throughout task at hand.
  • Frequently ascends/descends a ladder to inspect/maintain plants.
  • Occasionally operates power hand tools and other cultivation machinery.
  • Must be able to inspect and detect quality deviations and defects.
  • Occasional lifting, positioning, or moving items up to 50 pounds


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

AYR Wellness is committed to the policy that all persons have equal access to employment. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of age, gender, religion, marital or veterans’ status.