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 are seeking driven, enthusiastic and committed people to help us take things to the next level, with a view to becoming full members of our cooperative.

Full-time Cocktail Bartender

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.  No experience is necessary, but having any of the following qualifications, experience, or attributes would be useful:

  • Plus 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, 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

    £10 per hour. Tips, pension scheme, and a t-shirt. Great work/life balance. Homogenous rota, with just a 33 hour 4-5 day week. Weekly salary. Six weeks paid annual leave pro rata. All necessary training provided.

    Potential to become a 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.

    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.

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