Mushroom Grower

Job Description

Work in the expanding field of mushroom farming. This entry-level position is an open door to becoming a mycologist. Use your critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to grow fungi throughout various life processes. Experience is preferred but not required, as long as you have a general interest in horticulture and growing mushrooms, we can teach you the rest.

Rate Of Pay

$16 – $18.75 per hour (depending on experience)

Work Hours

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm – Overtime up to 60 hours per week may be required.


– Cultivate Mushrooms from the beginning of the life cycle until the end of the life cycle.


– Collect specimens and document the structure, physiology, development, and taxonomy of various fungi.


– Perform research and development functions such as improving the method of growing edible fungi like mushrooms.


– Prepare specialized mycology growing containers and substrates related to fungi cultivation.


– Safely operate machinery and equipment that is specialized for mushroom cultivation, and general agriculture.


– Schedule and perform sanitization of the facilities, including cleaning laboratories, grow rooms and general working areas of the facility.


– Personal sanitizing, having freshly laundered clothing, and maintaining proper sanitizing practices throughout the workday.


– It is not required, but if you have a license than we may provide you with a vehicle for local product deliveries and pickups.


– Picking, and packaging of orders as well as printing shipping labels and documents. Basic computer knowledge is necessary.


– Heavy Lifting up to 80lbs – including loading / unloading mushroom substrates which come in large totes or bags.


– Repetitive Motion – When loading/bagging mushroom substrates you will find yourself doing a lot of repetitive motions to complete the job.


  • You must be able to lift 80lbs, stand for long periods of time and endure repetitive tasks and motions. It is also expected that you have basic knowledge of hand tools, and some power tools.


  • Growing mushrooms requires attention to cleanliness. You are required to come to work in clean clothes and always have a change of clothing with you. Lockers are provided.


  • We also require that you purchase a pair of shoes that will only be used indoors at the grow facility.


  • While working you must maintain proper sanitizing practices, including regular handwashing and wearing gloves, and N95 masks when doing certain procedures.


  • You will also be required to pick, and pack orders for shipping, and some basic computer knowledge is helpful for printing shipping documents.


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and willingness to train new hires when necessary.


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