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.
Jonathan H."Park West has an incredible training curriculum that is on a world class level. I have worked for the company for a number of years now and each time I return for training I always leave with such valuable insight and lessons in the art world. Park West, in my opinion, is not only one of the top art galleries in the world, but also one of the best companies to be employed by."
Martin & Roxana B."In all the years we have been involved with Park West, we have come to one very important conclusion: people are never really bothered about the cost of art, they are more inclined to say no because they feel intimidated by the whole experience and their lack of knowledge. A truly amazing experience, besides seeing the world for free, is meeting world-class artists that we would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. There is just something to be said for presenting a stunning painting by Anatole Krasnyansky and then suddenly he walks into the room to say hello! Or, presenting Csaba Markus as he walks in out of the blue to sit next to an unsuspecting collector and says, “Hi!” These are experiences that collectors will always remember when enjoying their acquisitions in the comfort of their own home. Imagine the stories that will be passed on to future generations!"
Chris V."The Park West training experience is exceptional, with up to date sales and art education of the highest standard and industry leading professionals. The friendships that ware made last a lifetime. I would highly recommend this to any person looking to take it to a new level."
Ricardo D. S."I have always had a strong appreciation for art. Being on ships for close to 11 years, the art program and the auctions have always been close by. It seemed only a natural progression to finally make the move to Park West. This experience has more than empowered me as an individual. Being an independent contractor running their own small business on board a cruise ship is more than fulfilling. Having the opportunity to meet people from different nationalities and stepping foot in beautiful and exotic countries is just a cherry on top of a very huge cake. The best part of this rewarding experience is having clients leave your ship with a smile and great works of art that will enrich their lives for years to come."
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!"
Tianna P."I traveled from Canada to the Park West training and I couldn’t be more happy about my decision. The skills I have learned over the course have been extensive and transferable to all aspects of life. I am eager to start my career and take in as much as I can. I would recommend this program to anyone who is driven and looking for adventure."