Urban Farmer

BROOKLYN, NY 

The Company

Smallhold is an agriculture technology company that builds climate-controlled, subscription-supported Minifarms for restaurants and retailers. We manage our network of Minifarms remotely, making it possible for anyone to grow meaningful amounts of produce, effortlessly. Smallhold is a pioneer in the fields of distributed and indoor farming, on a mission to create access to the freshest, most local food imaginable. Smallhold is also the only organic farm in NYC and the world's first Distributed Farm.

The Challenge

We produce hundreds of pounds of fresh, exotic mushrooms every week. We are looking for someone to:

  • Assist in managing mushroom production. This includes unpacking shipments, distributing materials, monitoring growth, optimizing unit conditions, harvesting, packing and meticulously keeping relevant records

  • Process and deliver weekly orders

  • Help iterate our farming systems through efficiency and technological improvements

The Qualifications

  • A degree in a related field or equivalent years of experience in a professional capacity

  • Embrace physical work and the erratic schedule of farming (this is not your typical 9-5)

  • A get it done attitude

  • A strong interest in farming and, specifically, mushroom farming

  • Passionate about local and sustainable food

  • Clear verbal and written communicator and like working in team environments

  • Physical requirements: must be able to lift 50 pounds and have a valid driver's license

Bonus Points

  • Experience with mushrooms, indoor farming, or hydroponic farming

  • Experience working with and troubleshooting electrical/mechanical/HVAC systems and microcontrollers

  • Experience with GAP, HACCP, and Organic practices are a plus

  • CDL or ability to drive large vehicles a plus

Details

  • Part-time Trial Period leading to full-time position

  • Flexible schedule, ability to work early mornings and late nights

  • Location: Brooklyn, NY

To Apply

Email your resume to hello@smallhold.co with a short intro explaining who you are and why you’re interested in this role.