Each Art Associate (AA) works directly with the Gallery Director and Principal Auctioneer in developing, maintaining, and executing the cruise ship art program.

An Art Associate’s primary function is to generate leads and sales, market the onboard art program, and arrange gallery and auction displays while maintaining a positive attitude and enthusiastic work ethic.

Art Associates are given feedback daily and are formally evaluated once per month by their Principal Auctioneer. Within the Art Associate job position, there are regular promotions in earning potential.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Curate and set up art displays (as well as transport art when needed) in high-traffic areas to market the onboard gallery, generating art awareness and interest among cruise guests.
  • Initiate and engage in consultative conversations with guests, educate guests about the onboard art program and art auction business, determine a client’s level of interest, and develop sales leads.
  • Independently manage the full sales process.
  • Generate client invoices while answering shipping, payment, and fulfillment questions.
  • Be Punctual: Be early for any events that involve guests as they often arrive early to events.
  • Participate in all required shipboard safety trainings and drills.
  • Develop and maintain a promotional mindset, which includes constantly marketing the artwork, the gallery, and yourself.
  • Be coachable and willing to diversify your knowledge with the program, the collection, and logistics.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with shipboard management, staff, and crew while remaining compliant with cruise line operations and requirements.
  • Be open to both positive feedback as well as constructive feedback.


Accommodations and meals on board are provided, as well as travel to and from ship assignments.

Entry-level Art Associates earn a weekly guaranteed base pay. After the first 30 days on board, Art Associates are able to receive open commissions based on targets achieved.