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.
Rose G."Working for Park West this past year has been the adventure of a lifetime. Meeting people from around the world, sharing art knowledge and making memories with people I never would have met before has been such an eye opening and exciting experience. The challenging, fast paced, exhilarating life on board is almost addictive and I have enjoyed every second of it."
David G."One of my most memorable Park West experiences was at the 2012 Auctioneer Conference. Tim Yanke, a celebrated contemporary artist with Park West Gallery, brought some of his newest works to the event to get our honest feedback. We discussed the meaning behind the works and his creative approach. Everyone loved them and someone had the wild idea of auctioning these works off to the crowd. Minutes later, after a warm welcome from fellow auctioneer, Hannah Meyer, the microphone was in my hand. I conducted an auction in front of all of my peers, Park West’s founder, Albert Scaglione, and dozens of world class artists. Leslie Lew and Marcus Glenn held the works up as I auctioned them off. We raised approximately $10,000 for under privileged kids that evening. The memory of that auction will stay with me for the rest of my life."
Alexander H."My experience with Park West has truly been a life-defining experience. The skill set I have gathered from training and on ships has been invaluable to my development. In the meanwhile, I have travelled the world and have friends on every continent. It has broadened my horizons in ways I didn't know possible. Thanks Park West Gallery!"
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."
Deon & Jeanne M."Being 27 years old, thinking we knew business and the science of selling, we were pleasantly shocked out of our comfort zones with the initial training Park West provided. The training in Miami exceeded all expectations and thoroughly excited us to become the best we can be – so much so that we became financially secure in only six months with the skills passed onto us. Even if we ended up not being given this job, the training provided would still justify the long flight to USA, as one of the biggest skills taught at training is social grace, which is of utmost importance in today’s modern business environment."
Tanya B."Since I’ve started with Park West I have become a better and more well-rounded individual. It has given me confidence and I feel like a new person. The level of training is unparalleled to any other company that not only feeds your mind but also grows your confidence."