Positions available at Instructables (updated August 25, 2016)

Graphic Designer

Instructables is looking for an awesome person to join our Editorial Team! Our ideal candidate is a talented graphic designer who is excited about owning the design of our contest graphics and helping to extend our brand visually and compellingly through social media, email, printed collateral, and branded swag.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the contest and editorial teams to make sure every contest we run is represented by inspiring, on-brand graphics
  • Produce all promotional graphics and ads for social and newsletter outreach
  • Create editorial assets for all social media platforms where we distribute our content
  • Shoot, edit and prep photography for graphics, as needed

  • 1+ years of experience in graphic design and illustration for the web, preferably at a digital media outlet
  • Sophisticated sense of design, typography, and photography
  • Proficient with Adobe CS, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to integrate feedback with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • An authentic passion for making things
  • Ability to work full-time. Our office is in San Francisco but we will consider remote candidates for this position.

Do you think you’d be a good fit with our team? We’d love to chat with you! Send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.  If you're already a member of our community be sure to mention your username when you apply. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and if possible, fun!


Software Engineer, Additive Manufacturing at Autodesk

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. The Digital Manufacturing Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful tools, platforms and communities to realize the future of fabrication.

We are seeking an exceptional Software Engineer to help us design and develop the next generation of integrated additive manufacturing software. You will be working in a research environment at our Pier 9 facility with a diverse team of 3D printing experts aiming to make an impact on the way we fabricate the objects of the future. As a Software Engineer working in this team you will create solutions that enable new forms of additive manufacturing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop software and firmware at the intersection of additive manufacturing hardware, materials and software
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, product designers, product managers, engineers, and scientists to create fully integrated additive manufacturing solutions

Position Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other relevant field.
  • Experience programming solutions for embedded Linux and for Windows and MacOS
  • Experience in C++ and Ruby
  • Experience with client/server architecture and web technologies such as Faye, JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL
  • Experience with high-level software design, APIs, and software architecture
  • Experience with low-level software development at the interface to hardware and networks
  • Self-directed and focused, requiring minimal supervision to execute on goals
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to converse fluently to a range of different team members
  • Keen interest in scientific research and applying it to real world problems

Added Bonus
  • Experience with Scrum or other Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience in computer graphics, 3D design, and geometric modeling

Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and if possible, witty.


We don't have internships available now, but we love meeting people who love making. Be bold! Propose a project, and we'll get back to you.

If 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!

Artists in Residence

The Pier 9 Artists in Residence (AIR) program gives artists, makers, and fabricators a chance to work with us in our digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our artists explore, create, and document cutting-edge projects, and share them with the DIY community. See the Autodesk AIR website for more information and instructions to apply.

Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferred

The illustrious Tim Anderson, one of Instructables most prolific authors, is also seeking interns, orphans preferred. See his posting here.

About Instructables

Instructables 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.

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MooMeat426 days ago

Does this company have on staff safety engineers? It is evident that some projects yield results with impending safety and health consequences. For example, "Gummy Bear Axe," which was recently posted, replaces a wood handle from a wood cutting axe with gummy bears suspended in epoxy. You should have a mechanical engineer who can tell how dangerous this is and post a hold on such instructables until the author wires in a note at the top of the page to not replicate the same project or that it should not be used as a functioning tool.

I am qualified to do so, but not willing to move out of state, as I am attending grad school in mechanical engineering.

BrittLiv2 months ago

This sounds like an absolute dream.

mchau27 months ago

i am so extremely excited to applied for internship! I am still writing up my application!! Gonna send it this weekend i hope!

Izzypup7 months ago

Kiteman - you are, in my humble opinion, eligible for sainthood! I so admire your patience, particularly with Bennethazelton. He must suffer from terribly low self esteem to try so desperately to force you to admit he's right. I question his maturity level as well. In my college classes in Early Childhood Education I learned that children learn best and feel most comfortable with repetition. Bennethazelton's multiple, almost word-for-word repetitions of the same argument - well, it makes me wonder.

My approach each tutorial is, if it interests me, I read it. If I want to attempt it, I read it more carefully to be sure I understand the process. If there's something I don't understand, I ask the author.

If there's a tutorial that I find fascinating but requires a skill set I don't come close to possessing, I compliment the author, expressing my jealousy - and move on to the next lesson.

Put simply, if I'm a 'newby' regarding any tutorial, I may take steps to learn the individual skills necessary to eventually be successful following the original tutorial. Otherwise, I'll not touch it with a 10 foot pole! Hopefully, most 'newbies' have that much common sense! If so, the newby situation is self-policing.

Now I have to apologize for placing my comment here. I do understand that this is the appropriate place ONLY for questions regarding the position(s) advertised, (questions regarding items that can't be found in the position description - do people not READ it? The answer to every question I read was included there!) Anyway, this was the only place I knew to comment.

And, as far as my applying for any position, I'm afraid the only one I'm qualified for would be Token Newby!

Elgato197110 months ago

Hi i send some information about me in this e mail, but not working what I do wrong please help me thanks

auctoramentum at instructables dot com


is that what you used?

Instructables is the best DIY website with community support.

geoslim131 year ago

I live in WV and was wondering if there are any openings for work-from-home jobs. I want to note that while I do have a GED, I do not have a college degree. I need a job to earn money to get car insurance so I can return to school.

Keep an eye on the topic for "remote" positions.

how old do you have to be

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