Grand Prix Milwaukee 2018

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Standard
Event date(s): Nov. 16, 2018-Nov. 18, 2018
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Venue: Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
USA
Applications accepted through: Aug. 24, 2018

Event Information

CFB Events is excited to invite you to join an amazing community of people who will create some tremendously fun Magic: the Gathering experiences for guests of Grand Prix Milwaukee on November 16th - 18th, 2018. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge, Lead, Operations Team Member, or Sides Scorekeeper for this Grand Prix.

Please be sure to read the entire application carefully before applying. The application window will close at 11:59 PM (23:59) CST on Friday, August 24th, 2018.

2&3DayPositions

In an effort to create opportunities for as many people as possible, we are offering two day positions (Friday/Saturday & Saturday/Sunday) in addition to three day positions. Applicants available for two day positions will be given higher priority than those only available for three day positions. Please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

Most operations and scorekeeping positions are three day commitments which require availability from Friday morning at 8:00 AM (8:00) through Sunday evening at 8:00 PM (20:00). As you are answering the application questions, please select only those groups of days for which you are available to work.

ExpectationsPlease note that you may apply for multiple roles, and may have more than one role over the course of the weekend.  If you are selected as a judge, you may be asked to take on operations tasks if needed.

 

JUDGES

 

If selected for a judging role, you may be asked to do any of the following: 

 

If selected to judge, you will be expected to work a minimum of two days, either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday.  Some number of judges will be selected to work all three days.  

 

If selected for a lead role, you will lead a group of judges performing the roles outlined above. Judges will be accepted for lead positions by day. When applying for a lead position, please make sure to indicate the minimum number of days you require in a lead position with lead compensation. In most cases, applicants accepted in a lead role for one or two days will be offered a non-lead role for the remaining days of the event.

 

Judges working towards their Day Two Team Lead certification will not be paid the lead rate. The judge assigned to supervise and assess a candidate for the Day Two Team Lead certification will receive the lead rate.

 

OPERATIONS

 

If selected for the Operations Team, you may be asked to work in one or more of the following areas:

 

Most Operations Team Members will be expected to work all three days, although a few may be scheduled to work Saturday and Sunday only.

 

SCOREKEEPERS

 

Scorekeepers will work with registration and perform results entry along with any other scorekeeping duties on the side events stage.  Most scorekeepers will work on side events all weekend. However, there is also the opportunity to work as the Main Event Support Scorekeeper on Saturday.

 

ALL STAFF

 

The typical shift length is 10-12 hours with a one hour lunch break and at least two fifteen minute breaks.  Typical shift length for leads is 10-14 hours with a one hour lunch break and at least two fifteen minute breaks.  Please note that leads on the main event are expected to work all eight rounds on Day One and through the end of the Top 8 on Day Two.  In order to give us flexibility in scheduling the event, all Operations Team members are expected to be available from 8:00 AM (8:00) Friday morning until at least 8 PM (20:00) on Sunday.

 

If you are selected for this event, you are responsible for monitoring the event forum for important news prior to and during the event.

ThursdaySetup

We will need help on Thursday to assist with preparing the hall and other miscellaneous setup.  Anyone selected to join us on Thursday will receive $200.00 plus one Booster Box for the day.  Lunch will be provided.

 

This shift starts at 10:00 AM (10:00) on Thursday and continues until the room is fully set up for the GP.  This typically takes between ten and twelve hours.   Our goal is to be completed by 8:00 PM (20:00).  However, the shift can go later if all of the setup tasks are not complete.  If you select this as an option, please be prepared for physical tasks, and please make sure you are available for the full day.

Strike

We always appreciate having a hard working and fun-loving crew to tear down the hall and pack up the equipment with us on Sunday night.  The Strike shift will start at 4:00 PM (16:00) on Sunday and will go until the GP is completely packed up (generally Midnight, (00:00), occasionally later). This shift has a one hour dinner break.  If selected, you will receive $300.00 and two Booster Boxes for the shift.

 

Please be prepared for physical work, both in your attire and capabilities. Lifting and loading are a large part of the duties. Because of this, you are free to wear whatever attire allows you to be the most comfortable while doing this work.  Please be aware that you will also be late in attending the staff party, which starts at 9:00 PM (21:00), but we always save a little extra cheer of for the Strike Team to celebrate a job well done!

Compensation

All staff members will receive a playmat in addition to: 

Role

Cash

Product*

Notes

Judge Staff

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Lead

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Operations Team

$200/day

 1 box/day  

Side Event Scorekeeper

$300/day

 2 boxes/day  

Main Event Support Scorekeeper

$400/day

 3 boxes/day

Saturday Only

Event Setup Team

$200/day

 1 box/day

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

$300/day

 2 boxes/day

Sunday Only

 

*Product will be in the form of boxes from the most recent standard set.

Standby

If selected for standby, it means that you are not confirmed to work on any day, rather that you agree to show up and be "activated" as necessary. Standby staff will be added to the event and will be included in forum communications. We may add those on standby to staff before the event begins, or even on site. If you are not activated in advance, we encourage you to show up and play. Staff selected for standby will get their choice of either five draft vouchers (for use as regular drafts) or the Constructed Fanatic package, which gives entry in up to six constructed events over the weekend.

 

Please apply for all status types you will accept. If you select Standby and Confirmed, we will consider you for Confirmed staff first. If you select Confirmed, but do not select Standby, we will not consider you for Standby.

Paperwork

Please note that all staff are independent contractors and will be required to complete appropriate paperwork which includes a contract with ChannelFireball Events for this Grand Prix.

 

You can see a copy of a blank contract here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SuoekqjmBsot7TYAO_v9v6VV-3xty108/view?usp=sharing

 

Please also note that all selected applicants will be checked against the National Sex Offender Registry located at https://www.nsopw.gov.

StaffParty

We love celebrating the hard work and fantastic job our team does at each and every event.  As usual, there will be a post event staff party with desserts, drinks, and lots and lots of drafting!  The party runs from 9:00 PM (21:00) until at least 12:00 AM (0:00) on Sunday night after the event.  Information and location will be provided to staff during the Grand Prix.  We hope that everyone on staff will be able to stay and join us for the festivities!

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Guillaume Beuzelin
Level 3 France Head Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Rob Castellon
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Carlos Ho
Level 3 Hispanic America - North Staff
Nate Hurley
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Rob McKenzie
Level 3 USA - North Floor Judge
Jacob Milicic
Level 3 USA - North Floor Judge
Alejandro Raggio
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Appeals Judge
Bryan Spellman
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
John Temple
Level 3 USA - Central Floor Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Nathaniel Bass
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Ken Bearl
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Nathaniel Becker
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Matt Braddock
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Stephen Brown
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Sean Carstensen
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Jeffrey Darran
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Zeke Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Samantha Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Chad Divine
Level 2 USA - North Staff
David Elden
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Nick Gajary
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Billy Gilmore
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Dalton Grimes
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Braulio Gutiérrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
David Hanson
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Jason Lauborough
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Brian Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Joshua Marin
Level 2 USA - North Staff
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Dan Milavitz
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Raoul Mowatt
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Richard Neal
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Patrick Nelson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Justin Purcell
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Elliot Raff
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Phillip Robinson
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Chase Shank
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Blake Smith
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Aaron Stickney
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Barry Swan
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Andre Tepedino
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Robert Towers
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Ben Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Scorekeeper
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Tom Wanous
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Karl Weisling
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Matthew Westfox
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Steve Whitcher
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
John Arachtingi
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Zach Ashton
Level 1 USA - Northwest Staff
Dan Barnard
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Félix Bouchard
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Kriz Cardona
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Brandon Cox
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Joe Crawford
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joshua Dillard
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Joseph Harner
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
James Skoog
Level 1 USA - North Staff
John Stock
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Lauren Wiltgen
Level 1 USA - Central Floor Judge
Richella Wyss
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Nick Hable
Uncertified USA - North Scorekeeper
Io Hughto
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Ayrea Hurley
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Steve Port
Uncertified USA - North Tournament Organizer
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager
Ellen Van Akelyen
Uncertified Canada Staff