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We have a couple of job vacancies here at the Fish Factory at the moment: Café & Events Manager and a Female or Non-Binary Recording Studio Assistant, Social Media Documentation and Music Journalist. Please scroll down to see all the details. 
We also love to hear from people wishing to volunteer or who are looking for work experience placements - please do get in touch by email -


Salary - £26,000pa

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Full-time, 40hrs/wk

Flexible hours - no set working schedule. Requires evening and weekend work.


Applications deadline: 30th June

Interview dates: 2nd July

Role starting: 8th July


This is a central role in our small team and could be a very exciting opportunity for the right candidate. As a growing arts organisation we pride ourselves on putting kindness, equality and sustainability high on our agenda and this extends to all aspects of what we do. We are looking for a person who loves both food and music and will enjoy the challenges of event organisation and cooperating and communicating with a wide range of people. The Fish Factory is open to all kinds of people and our café and events manager must be the welcoming face of our organisation; open minded, kind and patient. This role is open to everyone and we will work to make this position visible and accessible to as wide a range of potential candidates as possible. Experience is essential but we do not have a requirement for formal training - we are looking for someone who is on our wavelength and has the right skills for the job! 

This is a full-time role with a flexible timetable including some evening and weekends as required. The job includes all of the following duties and more;


  • Designing and delivering the café menu creatively and consistently including some food prep

  • Managing café and event staff - including recruitment and training

  • Monthly rota for café and events staff

  • Weekly banking and petty cash reconciliation 

  • Managing cleaning and Covid safety front of house

  • Ordering stock for the café and bar and cleaning supplies

  • Organising signage and promotions 

  • Maintaining social media identity for the café and events alongside other team members

  • Maintaining standards of food hygiene, café health and safety and allergen chart

  • Barista skills and coffee tasting (training can be provided)

  • Working in the café - food and drinks prep, service, cash-up etc

  • Communicating with our bookkeeper regarding financial position of café and events

  • Taking event bookings for the space

  • Liaising with bands and performers, negotiating fees and creative decisions about performances

  • Working with the Gallery Curator when booking the space to ensure exhibitions and events are harmonious

  • Making sure audiences are looked after and feel safe in our space

  • Making sure art in the gallery is protected and respected when performances and events are taking place

  • Making sound economic decisions about whether events will make or lose money

We are looking for these qualities in a candidate:


  • An interest in art and music

  • A passion for vegan food

  • Multi-tasking powers and flexibility

  • Motivation and drive to build upon what we do now and make it even better!

  • Good communication skills, open mindedness

  • Good taste (in more ways than one!)

  • A good community spirit 

  • Someone who is friendly and happy to chat to visitors 

  • Highly organised

  • Basic IT skills and knowledge of social media


Responsible to: Rose Hatcher, Director.

Responsible for: up to 7 café and events staff.

Please send a CV and covering letter telling us why you would like to apply to this role and how you can fulfill the job description. Email to by Wednesday 30th June to be considered for this role. We are also happy to accept other methods of application (e.g. by video).

We will be holding interviews for this role with the Fish Factory director and other team members on Friday 2nd July and work is to commence the following week.

Cafe and events

Female or Non-Binary Recording Studio Assistant,

Social Media Documentation and Music Journalist

at Sirens Studio Penryn

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We will be opening our outreach project Sirens Studio on Penryn Quay in mid July and will be hiring a documentation assistant and writer to help with our online presence and general help in the studio. 


The Sirens Studio will be a professional quality recording studio that is run by women and gives priority to women and non-binary music and sound makers. Our projects will include:

  • Recording service

  • Small rehearsal space 

  • Workshops in production, live sound, mixing and DJing for women and girls

  • Community visits and recording sessions

  • Programming of progressive and exciting female and non-binary artists performances and residencies at Fish Factory Arts Space


Job description;


  • Taking photos and videos in the studios and at our various workshops and events 

  • Uploading and helping manage social media 

  • Interviewing music residency artists

  • Writing about projects

  • Occasionally helping at events such as going on the door or helping the sound engineers

  • Generally helping out and being part of the Sirens Studio team

  • 8 hours per week which may sometimes be split over two days and can include the occasional weekend or evening when an event is happening

  • £12 per hour

  • Commencing mid - July 2021 

  • This job will last for one year 

What we are looking for in a candidate;


  • A strong interest in music and sound across an eclectic range of genres

  • An interest in music journalism and the ability to write about projects with passion! This is so that we can let people know why our project is special and very much needed

  • To document the projects that take place in our studio 

  • To talk about other such projects taking place in other regions and share information about useful events, talks, films and resources etc

  • Confidence taking photos and video and proficiency on the computer 

  • As with all our projects we look for someone with a DIY attitude, a good sense of humour and an adaptable personality as we often have to problem solve

You don’t have to be a sound engineer or a musician to apply for this role but if you have a desire to be either then working with us might help you to learn!


You do have to be female or non-binary to apply for this role due to the nature of the project and you must be aged 18 - 25 to fit with the project’s funding requirements.


You don’t have to have a degree or any qualifications to apply for this role and we encourage people from any background to apply.


We will select the person for the job by holding interviews and the panel will consist of our two studio engineers / producers, the studio manager and the Fish Factory director. 


To apply for this role please send a letter or video explaining why you would like to work with us and demonstrating that you have the attributes that we’re looking for to by the 8th July.


This project is funded by Youth Music

Siren assistant
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