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Executive Director
Casa del Herrero

Montecito, CA

Casa del Herrero in Santa Barbara is seeking a new Executive Director to lead its organization. The Executive Director role is a full-time position with health insurance and two-weeks paid vacation.

Casa del Herrero, built c.1925, is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, complete with intact gardens. The 11-acre estate is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and in January 2009, was designated a National Historic Landmark by then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. Casa del Herrero includes the main estate house, silversmith shop, office, garage and two rental units, as well as a nearby pump house. The house is furnished as the owners originally had it, with 13th - 19th century Spanish artifacts and architectural elements, all surrounded by ornate Mediterranean gardens.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be an engaged, visionary leader who will manage day to day operations consistent with the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. The Executive Director will oversee a staff of five, and be responsible for fundraising, outreach, finance, and administration.


Ideal candidates will have 2-4 years of successful managerial and leadership experience, as well as a proven track record soliciting major gifts and leading fundraising campaigns. Please click here for the full job description.


Bristol Associates has been retained by Casa del Herrero to conduct the search for an Executive Director. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications can be submitted via email to or candidates can applyonline by clicking here. Inquiries may be directed to Vice President Nora Bright at or 310-670-0525 ext. 115.

Contact:Nora Bright
Phone:310.670.0525 ext. 115

Deadline: 07-30-2016

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