Positions available at Instructables (updated May 12, 2016)
Community ManagerInstructables is looking for an awesome person to join our team of Community Managers!
Our ideal candidate feels at home with our community, has a strong customer service-oriented mindset, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently and independently. This position is currently a contract position, and thanks to the Internet, you can live just about anywhere in the world.
- Curating incoming content
- Moderating and assisting in the administration of contests
- Engaging with authors and users of the site
- Helping authors improve the quality of their content
- Helping resolve minor site-related issues for users
- Setting expectations and tone for the community through your own high-quality content and positive interactions with other members
Candidates should be passionate about the Instructables community, so be sure to mention your username when you apply.
This is a constantly evolving environment that is fun, and exciting. This position also requires a high level of adaptability, flexibility, and an embodiment of the site’s “be nice” policy at all times. Do you think you’d be a good fit with our team? We’d love to chat with you!
Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email is robot-related, and if possible, witty.
InternshipsIf you’ve ever wanted to see what happens behind the scenes here at HQ, here’s your chance! We want passionate people who can use our amazing workspace to help them realize their maker dreams, and help us manage the best community on the Internet. These paid positions are located at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco.
The strongest applicants will have an Instructables account with a history of well documented projects which show off your amazing skills. Send an email to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line. What are you waiting for? Blow us away with your creative portfolio and tell us what projects you want to make when you’re here!
Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferredThe illustrious Tim Anderson, one of Instructables most prolific authors, is also seeking interns, orphans preferred. See his posting here.
About InstructablesInstructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. With currently over 29 million monthly active users, you will join a team that is having a meaningful impact on the world. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 100,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking. In 2011, we were acquired by Autodesk. Our benefits are now super-charged!
We're located at Pier 9 in San Francisco in the world's most advanced workshop directly on the bay with gorgeous natural light and unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge. In our shop, we have CNC everything, a 5-axis waterjet, an 11-axis mill, the largest collection of high-end 3D printers, a woodshop, a metal shop, an enormous test kitchen, industrial sewing machines, and a fully stocked electronics lab. See this Machine Catalog Instructable for a peek.
If you want to work remotely
Click here for more information about helping out around the Instructables website.
This is the most recent and up to date job listing for Instructables despite the posting date.