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.
Paul N."This was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my 30+ year sales career. Both the art and sales training, and team building experience, were essential as I move forward with Park West."
Brian B."Working for Park West changed my life in more ways than I can count. From discovering a broader range of lifestyles and cultures to developing social skills and the ability to sell, I have grown immensely as a person. Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Princeton University, I knew that travelling and meeting people from around the world would be thrilling and beneficial, yet nothing could have prepared me for the sheer number of things I have learned and experienced since working with Park West. Working alongside people from around the world, for clientele around the world, while traveling around the world, has provided excitement and educational enrichment I could never expect working in a desk job."
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!"
Robert A."Training at Park West Gallery has been the most incredible experience of my life. Not only did I meet some amazing people from all over the world, but I also gathered priceless, invaluable experience that I can take with me for the rest of my life. I would like to thank everybody who has made the past 10 days so special. I would recommend this to anybody."
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."
Stuart P."I have been with Park West nearly 6 years now and cannot wait to get back to a ship after vacation. The level of satisfaction I get from seeing the excitement and passion of our collectors is unparalleled. This is undoubtedly going to be the best work experience of my career."