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.
Dimitri D."This was by far the most educational training that I have ever done and I cannot wait to start putting it into practice. It was a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to come back to advanced training to acquire a wealth of knowledge that is truly priceless! All the trainers were professional and extremely well-equipped to help deliver their knowledge that can only put us in good stead. I would sincerely like to say thank you!"
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."
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."
Ethan P."Having worked in many fields in the past, this is by far the most fulfilling. It gives me the ability to work with amazing people from around the world as well as make VERY good money while doing it. For the first time in my life, I made more money than my father who is a director at one of the largest companies in the world. Doing that before the age of 30 was a big deal. This contract I will have paid off 4 years of tuition from a private university in 3 months, and have enough left over to buy a nice car, go on a nice vacation, and do whatever else I want."
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."
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."