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

The business is structured as a not-for-profit worker cooperative, with equality of ownership, responsibility, and decision making power… but no bosses.  We’re not interested in hiring employees; rather we’re seeking out driven, enthusiastic and committed people to help us take things to the next level, with a view to becoming full members of our cooperative.

We currently have the following vacancies:

PT Bartenders forFri and/or Sat nights

Relief Bartenders for Fri and/or Sat nights

Part-time Cashiers for Fri and/or Sat nights.

There’s also scope to for involvement in a wide range of activities including:

  • admin
  • bartending
  • catering
  • cleaning
  • entertainment
  • promo
  • security

The more aspects you are prepared to get involved in, the more fun and rewarding this job will prove to be.  Some of us switch roles throughout the course of a shift.


These positions are suited to those with a high tolerance for late nights and neon lighting.  This is not so much a job as a way of life.  In our view it is the individual that matters most, therefore no experience is necessary, but having any of the following attributes would certainly be useful 🙂

accountancy, advertising, art, carpentry, cleaning, climbing, copy writing, dancing, design, comedy, commercial/licensing law, djing, electronics, engineering, fabrication, first aid, food prep, foreign languages, IT, juggling, lighting, marine biology, marketing, musicianship, palmistry, plumbing, proof reading, rapping, refrigeration, rollerskating, sales, sign language, sound engineering, stage magic, and welding… would also be viewed favourably.

Terms & Benefits

Basic wage starts at £8.21 regardless of age, scope to earn more depending on availability, commitment, and skill-set. Tips, pension scheme, and a t-shirt. Great work/life balance. Homogenous and flexible spare person rota, incorporating a relief cover system. Weekly pay. Six weeks annual leave pro rata. All necessary training provided.

Potential to become the co-operator of a tiki dive bar and grassroots music venue business.

How to Apply

Applicants must be aged 18 or over, live in Aberdeen, speak English, and be skilled in reading, writing, and arithmetic. They also need to be able to get home at 4am…

Compose an email, explaining why you desire to work here, why you’d like to become a member of our cooperative, and what skills you can bring to us.  The more engaging your pitch, the better your chances of being interviewed. If you’re someone who’s just looking for a PT work, then this opportunity is wasted on you.

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