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Rev Hardware Instructor Job Posting

Who we are

Rev: Ithaca Startup is seeking undergraduate or graduate student summer instructors to assist with our prototyping accelerator program for summer of 2023. The minimum term of the position will be the duration of the program (May 30 – Aug 4) though interested applicants may extend the position to start a few weeks earlier or extend a few weeks later, based on availability. Candidates in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or makerspace experience are preferred, though other backgrounds and skillsets may be considered.

Job Openings:

Hardware Instructor


  • Assist in training startup founders on prototyping machines, such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNCs, and electronics stations
  • Assist in prototyping and assembling products in cleantech, agtech, and other hardware applications
  • Lead or support content sessions on prototyping technologies and prototyping strategy
  • Attend weekly technical reviews with each startup and provide input on their development strategy & progress
  • Repair and maintain shop equipment throughout the program


  • Currently pursuing (or recent graduate) of an engineering or design program
  • Ability to work 30-40hrs/wk in Ithaca, NY for the duration of the program (May 30 – Aug 4)
  • Experience in makerspace or prototyping settings (electrical, mechanical, or design)

Why join us?

Rev is a collaborative and interdisciplinary space where we help early-stage hardware founders get their products off the ground. Student instructors get to solve real world problems with founders who are looking to make an impact in a variety of different sectors. You’ll work on an interdisciplinary team of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs to learn about interdisciplinary communication and the process of finding product-market fit in a short period of time, while building your skillset in hardware prototyping.

Rev is a centrally located human and dog-friendly co-working space in Ithaca, NY, just off of Cornell University’s main campus. Interested applicants can apply here.

This is a summer internship starting in May. 30-40 hours per week, $16-20 per hour.