Park West Gallery is one of the world's largest art dealers, bringing artwork directly to millions of collectors since 1969. We conduct art auctions and have Art Galleries on close to 100 cruise ships around the world. We also host weekly, live, online art auctions. We currently have four Land Galleries including our latest in New York City. We believe Art is for Everyone; whether you know a little or a lot about art, you can find something you love!
We are looking for people who speak fluent Japanese to join as an Art Associate working your way up to either a Gallery Director or Art Director. You will help to conduct art auctions, educational seminars, and manage an international team.
Your job duties include but are not limited to:
- Interacting with cruise ship passengers from all over the world, getting to know them and talking to them about the art they are interested in
Helping to set up art displays on auction days
Working alongside a close-knit team of 4-8 members from diverse backgrounds
Engaging in consultative sales conversations with art collectors
Creating and distributing onboard marketing materials
Conducting presentations and seminars to educate the guests on fine art and art collecting
Assisting with administrative tasks such as inventory and paperwork
Prior education or experience in art is not required, but you must have:
- Positive attitude and enjoyment for meeting new people
Appreciation for beauty and art
Ability to live and work on a cruise ship for up to 6 months at a time, sharing a cabin with another art team member (but Art Directors get their own cabin!)
Must be 21 years or older to work onboard
Fluency in Japanese and at least basic English
Preferred experience include some of the following:
- Public speaking experience
Art Background or Art Education
Training and Development:
Park West fosters a developmental culture, always believing in getting 1% better everyday by challenging yourself, and your team, to be the best it can be. We offer a 10-day training course prior to working onboard where you will learn the building blocks of sales and marketing, and meet our star artists. By coming to our advanced training sessions yearly, you'll continue to learn from industry leaders how to be the best.
You'll work as an Independent Contractor onboard, working alongside art team members and other cruise workers from all over the world.This opportunity allows you to travel the world for free while developing sales, marketing, and business skills.
You'll work about 6 months onboard with a 6 week vacation following, after which you'll return back for another 6 month work period followed by 6 week vacation, and so on.
This is a fast-paced job and lifestyle! Not everyday will be long, but everyday is a work day.
Sounds awesome! How do I apply?
Please complete an application, making sure in your answers that we get to know YOU! Remember, we make art - something that can be intimidating or misunderstood - fun and approachable. We want to see your personality and why you think you'd be a great fit.