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We are looking to hire Auctioneers in Training to begin their careers onboard as Art Associates, eventually making their way to Gallery Director and Art Auctioneer. Promotions in the Associate role happen after 90 and 180 days, and promotions to the Gallery Director and Auctioneer role occur based on job-related performance.

While applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences will be considered, experience in public speaking, entertainment, or sales is beneficial. You must be willing and able to work onboard a cruise ship consecutively for 5 months at a time. 

We hire around our new hire training schedule, typically every other month. Apply today to be considered for this exciting opportunity!

  • Professional Public Speaker & Auctioneer Apprenticeship - International Travel

    Art Sales

    Have you ever dreamed of have a job that allows you to speak in public while traveling the world?

    Is the idea of being trained to be an Auctioneer something you would enjoy?

    If your ambition is to be a professional public speaker, entertainer, or auctioneer, this is the job for you!


    Park West Gallery has brought the experience of collecting fine art to more than 2 million collectors around the world since 1969, through art auctions and art sales on over 100 cruise ships and in major cities worldwide. Our mission is to create an entertaining, educational and welcoming environment that ignites a passion for the arts and offers an incomparable collecting experience.

    We offer a job opportunity unlike any other. With a world-class Training Academy where you will learn sales, public speaking, and auctioneering skills, ongoing career development, and the ability to progress in your career and run your own program, we have proudly developed the careers of thousands of Independent Contractors throughout the years, enabling their success as Art Auctioneers and beyond.

    THE JOB:

    As an Art Sales Associate, you will live and work onboard a cruise ship. While assisting the art team and program onboard as an Associate, you will get on-the-job training through our Auctioneer Development Program with guided mentorship, with the goal of eventually leading your own program as Art Auctioneer. Through auctions, seminars, and other events, you will engage audiences in the world of art, helping them to gain appreciation and understanding.

    After a career onboard, some of our auctioneers go in our land auction, VIP Sales, and shoreside management departments.  

    Specific Job Duties:

    • Consultative sales conversations with cruise ship guests

    • Delivering presentations, seminars, live art auctions

    • Holding audience attention, encourage audience participation

    • Creating and designing marketing collateral

    • Setting up art displays


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 6+ months public speaking, entertainment, or teaching experience

    • The ability to travel and work abroad on a cruise ship for 5 months at a time

    • A desire to learn on the job, training to become an Auctioneer


    If you’re looking for a chance to hone your public speaking, sales, and auctioneering skills while seeing the world, we would love to hear from you!


    To learn more about becoming an Art Auctioneer, click here:  

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How to Apply

Apply online to be considered for the role!

What to expect after you apply:


All of our applications are reviewed by our team, and we do our best to review your application within a few weeks of your applying.  


The first stage of the interview process is a Skype video screen with a member of the hiring team. This is followed by another video interview and artist presentation, and lastly a few forms. This process may take a week or a few weeks. We then review all our interviewed applicants as a team and select those that fit our needs the best for our training session, letting everyone in the interview process know whether or not they were successful.  

Ways You Can Learn More About Park West Gallery:

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