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.
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!"
Nenad S."One of the great satisfactions of my job is that I get to introduce beautiful art to people from all different walks of life, many of whom had never interacted with art, or were intimidated by it in the past. However, we get to change that, and make art part of their life and family. Producing the live art auction means producing the live show. You have to make sure that everyone knows their role and that every piece of equipment is ready for impeccable performance. You have to make sure that there are no mishaps and this experience brings your organizational skills to an all new level. It is very rewarding when you get praise from the audience on a fantastic experience you delivered, and most importantly when you convert your audience into life long art collectors."
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."
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."
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!"