Our art teams must strive for excellence and work hard, but in return, they are encouraged to enjoy the unique amenities working aboard a cruise ship has to offer. Our teams are welcome to attend the top-notch Broadway-style shows, live music or performances from stand-up comedians; to enjoy the ship’s bars and nightclubs, including “staff only” lounges; and dine in the multitude of passenger and staff restaurants.
All meals and accommodations on board are provided. Our Associates and Gallery Directors share a cabin with one other person, typically another Park West team member of the same gender, while Auctioneers have their own cabin. Depending on the assigned ship, Associate Auctioneers, Gallery Directors and Principal Auctioneers may have a guest, staff or crew cabin.
Principal Auctioneers are placed in a single cabin, which may be shared by a couple if the Principal Auctioneer wishes to travel with a spouse or partner. Associate Auctioneers and Gallery Directors share a cabin with one other person, typically someone of the same gender from the onboard art team. Cabin space is available for Principal or Associate Auctioneer couples if necessary.
For further information about opportunities and cruise ship life, read our FAQ.
Skye L."It’s very exciting to see the artists and I made a lot of friends here! I really enjoyed it and hope to be an English and Chinese auctioneer as soon as I can."
Ethan P."Having worked in many fields in the past, this is by far the most fulfilling. It gives me the ability to work with amazing people from around the world as well as make VERY good money while doing it. For the first time in my life, I made more money than my father who is a director at one of the largest companies in the world. Doing that before the age of 30 was a big deal. This contract I will have paid off 4 years of tuition from a private university in 3 months, and have enough left over to buy a nice car, go on a nice vacation, and do whatever else I want."
Tim F."One of the most exhilarating feelings you will have is hearing the cheers of a crowd packed into a lounge on a cruise ship cheering on their fellow cruisers as eventually someone acquires that Picasso they have been eyeing all cruise long. Or having two individuals try to outbid each other in a “bidding war” where only one of them can take home that one-of-a-kind painting by one of our contemporary artists. At the end of a long day’s (or week’s) work, to have guests come up to me and say, “You have made my vacation, thank you for your expertise and enriching my life,” will never get tiring, and that special feeling is enough for me to keep doing this job for a while to come. My advice when applying for a job with this company is to be prepared to work hard, to grow as an individual, to achieve more than you imagine, to learn to manage people and inventory, and finally to experience life in a whole new way – both financially and experience-wise."
Adrian L."Time spent at Park West Training will never be time wasted. Give up a few days of your life for a lifetime of benefits. Work hard and the rewards will be plentiful!"
Rae-Anne F."Park West has not only provided me with an experience that was once in a lifetime, but has provided me with memories that I will continue to cherish for the rest of my life. It has enabled me to combine my passion for art into a career, with numerous possibilities and room for personal growth. The possibilities are endless and each day is a journey, taken alongside friends for life. I am grateful to Park West for this opportunity and experience and look forward to the future with this wonderful company."
Alfredo R."Training was the best professional experience I have ever had! I’m so happy and grateful for starting to be part of a big company that continues to take giant steps. My life has changed and with it I’m looking forward to what is coming as an international art dealer!"