Work With Us Not For Us

Krakatoa is Aberdeen’s only tiki dive bar, and grassroots music venue, which has recently undergone an ambitious £half million refit.

The business is structured as a not-for-profit worker collective, with equality of ownership, responsibility, and decision making power… but no bosses.

We are continually seeking driven, enthusiastic and committed individuals to help us take things to the next level, with a view to them attaining membership of our worker collective.

A Lifestyle Choice

Successful candidates will perceive this as a calling rather than a career move.  Working here is suited to down shifters, dive bar aficionados, and those with a high tolerance for late nights and neon lighting.  This isn’t so much a job as a way of life.

Desirable (but non-essential) attributes are:

  • background in mixology (particularly tiki)
  • knowledge of craft beer, real cider, and premium spirits
  • familiarity with cellar management
  • permissive egalitarian outlook
  • experience of worker self-management
  • personal liquor license and/or SIA front line license

Any other skills or talents, including (but not limited to): accountancy, advertising, art, carpentry, cleaning, climbing, copy writing, dancing, design, comedy, commercial/licensing law, djing, electronics, engineering, fabrication, first aid, food prep, foreign languages, gig booking, IT, juggling, lighting, marine biology, marketing, musicianship, painting, palmistry, plumbing, promotion, proof reading, rapping, refridgeration, rollerskating, sales, security, sign language, sound engineering, stage magic, and welding… would also be viewed favourably.


Prospective candidates must be aged 18 or over.  Everyone here is paid above the loving wage (regardless of their age), but there is real potential to earn more since members vote annually on remuneration.  You’ll also benefit from tips, a pension, and a t-shirt.  The hours are very flexible.  There’s six weeks paid annual leave pro-rata.  All necessary training is provided.

Talk is cheap.  There are a million jobs, which cater for those content to mindlessly drift through the motions.  This isn’t one of them.

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