International Art Sales & Auctioneer at Park West Gallery

Mon, 2017-12-04 14:40 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Employer: Park West Gallery

Expires: 12/14/2017

Have you ever dreamed of being a public speaker, one of the most lucrative and hard to break-into fields in 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! ABOUT: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 on over 100 cruise ships and in major cities around the world. 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 a Professional Public Speaking & Auctioneer Apprentice, 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. Through auctions, seminars, and other events, you will engage audiences in the world of art, helping them to gain an appreciation and understanding of art.After a career onboard, some of our auctioneers go in our land auction, VIP, and shoreside management departments.  Specific Job Duties:Consultative sales conversations with cruise ship guestsDelivering presentations, seminars, live art auctionsHolding audience attention, encourage audience participationCreating and designing marketing collateralSetting up art displaysPreferred Qualifications: 6+ months public speaking, entertainment, or teaching experienceThe ability to travel and work abroad on a cruise ship for 5 months at a timeA desire to learn on the job, training to become an AuctioneerIf 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!

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