Denver, Colorado
Horticulture Operations, Part-time internship (~5-10 hours per week)

Do you want to fight to make the world’s fresh produce healthier, tastier, and more sustainable? Are you interested to learn about how to grow plants indoors that aren’t cannabis?

As a Grower Intern at Tortuga, you’ll help grow healthy plants that will give birth to delicious produce. You’ll also get a front-row seat to the development of industry-changing technology. You’ll learn all about advanced growing methods like recirculating hydroponic substrate systems. You’ll master concepts from nutrient recipes to irrigation duty cycles, from pest and nutrient deficiency symptoms to ideal brix levels in delicious fruit (which you are free to eat, so long as you weigh and rate it!)

As an early team member at Tortuga, you’ll be fundamental to our success, growth, and culture. You’ll thrive in a fast-paced, flexible, and energized startup environment. While this internship may have humble beginnings, you’re excited to see the journey begin and may want to join us full- or part-time in the future.

What you’ll do

As a Grower Intern, you’ll be responsible for your own learning and engagement - we want this to be a great experience for you. To help us out as well, you’ll be partially responsible for the care and management of the growing operation, under the supervision of our growing experts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with the lead grower and expert grow advisor to learn about and care for plants
  • Help with basic operational duties like dosing and testing for nutrient levels, plant cultivation, trimming, pollinating, harvest, and maintenance

What we’re looking for

  • Eager to learn and excited about our mission
  • Willing to take lead ownership on site at least one day a week
  • With a good attitude and trajectory, open to more ownership and opportunity for  compensation

About Tortuga

Tortuga AgTech’s mission is to build a healthier society, and a thriving ecosystem, through smarter farming. We’re pursuing our mission by building robotic harvesting and precision analytics systems for the world’s leading fresh produce growers (delicious things like strawberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs). We’re building not just because it’s fun, but because we believe thoughtful, well-built advanced technology can help farmers grow healthier, fresher, more environmentally sustainable produce for everyone.

Tortuga means “turtle” in Spanish. Around the world, turtles are symbols of wisdom, patience, and connectedness to the Earth. We’re proud to be based in Denver, CO - America’s 2nd best place to live according to U.S. News (but does Austin have any mountains? We still think we’re #1).

Tortuga is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.  

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