Vertical Farm Manager
Our mission at Kêr Farms is to empower communities to grow healthy and sustainable lives. We operate an indoor hydroponic farm to grow and sell produce, and serve as a research and educational hub for vertical farming. We are looking for an ambitious individual to lead and scale our vertical farm operations. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual to partner with our team to build a dynamic company in the growing indoor farming sector. The role is both hands-on and strategic, involving daily farm operations and visionary planning as we grow. Specific credentials in agriculture are not required but a strong work ethic, insatiable curiosity, and the ability to balance details and strategic outlook are imperative. What you’ll do: Care for the plants, equipment and farm space, ensuring smooth operation of all aspects of the farm and constantly iterating to improve operational efficiency. Develop a robust R&D program to identify and optimize growing conditions for current and future crops, under the supervision of the Chief Science Officer. Contribute to team based strategic discussions, synthesizing knowledge gained from operations and research to develop concrete growth and expansion plans. Represent the farm, interact with customers and visitors at farmer’s markets and on farm tours, educating about the farm and hydroponic technology. What we’re looking for: “Roll up your sleeves” mindset, ability to identify and solve problems without prompting. Positive attitude and strong work ethic, able to work efficiently under pressure. Commitment to data-driven improvement, and a willingness to embrace new technology. Passion for sustainability and healthy food. Ability to work on some nights, weekends, and holidays. You must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation, and a minimum of a High School degree or equivalent. You must be comfortable with essential physical requirements - able to move and position equipment weighing up to 50lbs, move about the farm for extended periods of time with frequent bending, crouching, lifting, and stretching both below the waist and above the head. Kêr Farms LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To apply: Please e-mail a brief introduction and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.