Eliza Hopper

Recruitment Consultant




  • Research
  • Client Services
  • Account Management
  • Background in Visual Research and Photographic art
  • Arts
  • Academics
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Writing

Work history


Recruitment Consultant

Sophie Macpherson, Ltd

Apr 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Consultant: November 2015 – Present Manage entire recruitment process across a variety of briefs within the fine arts sector internationally; Develop relationships with new and existing clients and candidates; meet with new and exiting clients to discuss their staffing needs; Meet with and interview existing candidates and new candidates as applied into our website; Hold extensive phone calls and interviews with international candidates; Conduct extensive research projects into companies and give findings to our CEO and MD; Research and contact new candidates through LinkedIn or other vehicles; Respond to client briefs by matching candidates with the job description and additional information as provided by the client; Organize initial and additional interviews between clients and candidates; Serve as middle man through offer stage and contract negotiations; Continue research responsibilities as set out in my previous freelance position; Hit January – March 2016 quarterly target (£30k), exceeded April – June 2016 target (£30k) within April alone (£35,094.09); To date, I have made the company £116,840 Freelance Researcher: April 2015 – November 2015 Responded to briefs as provided by the company directors; Executed extensive research projects on various elements of the fine arts industry; Created excel spreadsheets including names, job titles, contact information, years of experience, etc.; Created market maps ranging from specialists in auction house departments to executives within the private arts sector to arts & culture communications firms globally; Ran LinkedIn searches for new candidates to increase the company’s stock of candidates in specialized areas (eg. technicians, artist studio managers, fine art specialists, business development managers, etc.)


Research Manager

Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox

Aug 2012 - Sep 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Selected and purchased new book titles, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, etc., for library collection; Organized and Classified research materials and new acquisitions; Developed new archiving system; Organized and maintained archives dating as far back as the 18th century; Assisted in research needs internally and with external organizations; Assisted in possible discovery of a Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Veronese, among others, through research efforts; Visited libraries and institutions across London for research purposes; Updated and Maintained intranet cataloguing system; Liaised with external contacts wishing to access our archives; Provided directors with archive material and records per request; Performed administrative duties and other ad-hoc tasks for the directors and chairmen; Acted as EA to two directors and chairmen in absence of regular EA; Performed registrar duties jointly with two other individuals including examining artworks upon delivery and collection, photographing and recording flaws, liaising with art handlers, etc.


Client Services Specialist


May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Contract Client Service Representative Assisted Front of House Team in administrative duties; Greeted guests, clients, and staff at Front of House, Organized catalogue cupboards and Front of House areas; Directed clients and guests to respective areas and galleries of King Street; Liaised with various departments in relation to client needs


E-commerce Manager

Temperley London, Ltd.

May 2011 - Apr 2012
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Managed all online sales by computer as well as phone-in orders; Scheduled all returns and exchanges; Represented the company as the sole customer services agent for online related issues; Updated and Education: analyzed all e-commerce financial and sell thru reports; Liaised with the Logistics team and the Warehouse staff daily regarding couriers, shipping methods, and stock related issues; Maintained the upkeep of the website by uploading new products, creating new pages, executing ‘quick fixes,’ and promoting visual merchandising; Contributed as a copy writer for various product descriptions on the site; Assisted the manager in the buying process based on my analysis of sales and daily customer contact



Master of Arts

University College London

Sep 2010 - Nov 2011
  • London, UK
  • M.A. with Merit History of Art 2010-2011 Specialties: Medieval English and 18th & 19th Century British & French Art UCL History of Art Society, Founding Member 2010-2011


Bachelor of Arts

University of Virginia

Aug 2006 - May 2010
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • B.A. Art History (3.33), B.A. Medieval Studies (3.5) Minor: History UK Equivalent: Upper 2:1 Dean’s List, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009 Cross Cultural Solutions, Elementary School Volunteer Lima, Peru Summer 2006 Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Officer: Archivist and Historian, (2008-9) Spring 2007-2010 Charlottesville SPCA and Humane Society, Volunteer Charlottesville, VA 2008-2011 University of Edinburgh, Study Abroad January 2009-June 2009