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.
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."
Sarah G."I liked that we learned practical skills that are directly transferable and applicable to our duties. Everything we learned was for a reason, there was no fluff. I’ve met good friends at training in 2011 who I still keep in touch with! It was great to see a few friends at this training class. It’s challenging, but that’s what is fun about training – we have to push ourselves a little, and that’s exciting and rewarding."
Brett V."I learned more during the 10 days of training than I did in 4 years of university! I have been to training three times and I look forward to many more!"
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."
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."