MagicFest Oakland 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Modern
Event date(s): Jan. 4, 2019-Jan. 6, 2019
Location: Oakland, California, United States of America
Venue: Oakland Convention Center
550 10th St
Oakland, CA 94607
USA
Applications accepted through: Oct. 12, 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 MagicFest Oakland featuring the Grand Prix on January 4th - 6th, 2019. This application will allow you to apply to be a Judge or Operations Team Member for this event.

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, October 12th, 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 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.

Expectations

Please 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.

 

LEADS

Moving forward we will be staffing Grand Prix Leads exclusively through the CORE application and Lead applications will not be available on individual event postings. You can view the CORE application for the first half of 2019 here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/10511/

 

SCOREKEEPERS

Scorekeepers are staffed exclusively through a seperate Scorekeeper application (similar to CORE) and applications will not be available on individual event posting. You can view the Scorekeeper application for the first half of 2019 here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/10697/

 

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.

 

Judges working towards their Day Two Team-Lead-In-Training Position (“TLTP”) will receive the regular Floor Judge compensation rate. The judge assigned to supervise and assess a candidate for the TLTP certification will be selected from CORE Leadership.

 

Judges who have received the TLTP certification and are chosen to Team Lead on the Main Event will receive an extra box of the most recent Standard set in addition to their regular compensation for each day they are a Team Lead on the Main Event.

 

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.

 

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 MagicFest. 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 MagicFest is completely packed up (generally Midnight, (00:00), occasionally later). This shift has a 30 minute break. If selected, you will receive $300.00 and two Booster Boxes or $400 for the shift. Please note that being selected for Sunday Strike means you won't be selected to be a judge or operations staff on Sunday morning; no staff member is meant to be scheduled to work two shifts in one day.

 

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 and safe 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

Staff members will receive both monetary and product compensation per day worked, as shown in the table below. If requested, CFBE will arrange sale of a staff member’s product to a third party prior to the MagicFest; this request must be submitted along with the staff scheduling survey, seven (7) weeks before the event. The default compensation rate is the mix of payment and product and staff members who fail to fill out the survey or fail to indicate that they prefer the the all payment option will receive the payment plus product option. Please note that arrange sale of the product is an all or none decision and CFBE will not arrange partial sale of an individual staff member’s product.

 

Role

Payment + Product* Option (Daily Rate)

All Payment Option (Daily Rate)

Notes

Judge Staff

$150 + 2 boxes

$250

 

Operations Team

$150 + 2 boxes

$250

 

Event Setup Team

$200 + 1 box

$250

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

$300 + 2 box

$400

Sunday Only

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

Paperwork

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

 

You can see a copy of a blank contract here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x8jJTZDZCj4mY-zq2zQ7FjOyt2LM2B_v/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 weekend.  We hope that everyone on staff will be able to stay and join us for the festivities!

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
John Alderfer
Level 3 USA - Northeast Appeals Judge
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 BeNeLux Staff
John Carter
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Maria Alex Chernov
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Gavin Duggan
Level 3 Canada Floor Judge
Nate Hurley
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Daniel Lee
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jason Lemahieu
Level 3 USA - North Staff
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Luca Romano
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Julio Sosa
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Ronald Thompson
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Nealesh Aneja
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Rob Blanckaert
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Angela Chandler
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Ralph Colby
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Tom Davis
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Nicolas De Bonis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
David Delgado
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Lloyd Dodson
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Brian Dombroski
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Arseniy Egorov
Level 2 Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Oren Firestein
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Xander Forral
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Justin Gardner
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Paul Gebhart
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
David Hartford
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Kent Hays
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Chris Higashi
Level 2 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Megan Holden
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
John Hornberg
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
David Incorvati
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Olivier Jansen
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
matthew jarrell
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Max Kahn
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Ryan Koenig
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Emmanuel Leal
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Samuel Mullen
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Colleen Nelson
Level 2 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Jason Ness
Level 2 Canada Staff
Jonathan Page
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Krystal Rose
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Danny Simard
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Tyler Simmons
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Josh Stansfield
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Ben Yan Hao Tai
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Victor Vasconcelos
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Federico Verdini
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Brandon Welch
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Matthew Westfox
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Adam White
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Ryan Wood
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
dakota ainsworth
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Terrance Armstrong
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Joaquin Azcarate
Level 1 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Kazi Baker
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Liam Binell
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Leo Castellblanch
Level 1 USA - Northeast Staff
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Thomas Conmy
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Bronson Dunayevich
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Kami Hann
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Yeremia Iman
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Tim Langermann
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Brandon Miller
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Robert Pait
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Luís Anderson Snake
Level 1 Brazil Scorekeeper
Sydney Townley
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Christopher Trent
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Chris Wong
Level 1 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Io Hughto
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Ayrea Hurley
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Lonneke Onrust
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Hannah Rouley
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager