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.
Kristin L."This training will push and challenge you in so many ways. You'll learn to be a better public speaker, better salesperson, and a better human being overall. Not to mention the incredible artwork you'll be surrounded with, and the people you'll meet from all over the world. Hands down the best training I've attended."
Claudie T."At Park West Gallery I don't just feel like an employee, I feel like I am part of an art family that is changing the way people collect art forever. I have never worked this hard, but it has been the most exciting, rewarding, and fun 5 years of my life."
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."
Katie R."I am a Canadian who wanted an exciting adventure, career and experience. Imagine waking up every day in a new place; climbing up a mountain in New Zealand and dipping your toes in the waters in Bora Bora. Park West Gallery provides you with the ultimate life adventure which allows you to grow as a person and evolve as an employee."
Kaizer T.""Park West provides you with the platform for personal growth. Art Associate candidates from all over the world arrive at training with molded multiple experiences. Park West incubates the potential for success through their rigorous training regime, where one leaves with a sense of self-enrichment and fulfillment. Park West training is the ultimate test and without a doubt the ultimate adventure.""
Fabrizio H."This is now my third contract and third training. Park West is a truly inspiring organization to work for and learn from. If you’re looking for serious multi-faceted opportunity coupled with excellent financial rewards, this is for you. The training given is excellent."