Positions available at Instructables (updated November 12th, 2015)
Instructables is looking for an awesome person to join our team of Community Managers as a representative of the company on the front lines of communication with our members. The person in this position works 40 hours/week Monday through Friday, and can do so remotely.
- Curating incoming content
- Moderating and assisting in the administration of contests
- Engaging with and motivating authors and users of the site
- Helping authors improve the quality of their content
- Helping resolve minor site-related issues for authors and users
- Setting expectations and tone for the community through your own high-quality content and interactions with other members
- Keeping authors happy and returning
The Ideal Candidate
We're looking for someone with a strong customer service-oriented mentality, exceptional written communication skills, familiarity with (and passion for) the maker community and all kinds of making, and the ability to work efficiently and independently.
This is a constantly evolving environment that is fun and exciting to be a part of, but it requires a high level of adaptability and flexibility. Community Managers are highly visible in the community and must be able to model our “be nice” policy at all times.
We often hire from within the existing Instructables community, so be sure to mention your username when you apply.
Do you think you’d be a good fit for our team? We’d love to chat with you! Please send a resume and cover letter to auctoramentum at instructables dot com, and mention "Community Manager role" in your subject line.
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.