MagicFest Niagara Falls 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Legacy
Event date(s): April 19, 2019-April 21, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America
Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
USA
Applications accepted through: Jan. 25, 2019

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 Niagara Falls featuring the Grand Prix on April 19th - 21st, 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, January 25th, 2019.

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 Leads exclusively through the CORE application and Lead applications will not be available on individual event postings. You can read more information here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/46187/

 

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 read more information here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/forum/topic/46187/

 

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 one thirty minute break.  Typical shift length for leads is 10-14 hours with a one hour lunch break and at least one thirty minute break. Please note that leads on the main event are expected to work all of the 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 $150.00 plus two Booster Boxes or $250.00 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 (10) and twelve (12) 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 plus two Booster Boxes or $400.00 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 all payment option will receive the payment plus product option. Please note that arranging 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

$150 + 2 boxes

$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/open?id=1PCoM359ORAttBrkHebkmytD21yFpInMo

 

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 Staff
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Dan Collins
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Cristiana Dionisio
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Francois Grossi
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast 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
Eric Smith
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Appeals Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Juan Fernando Azúa Rivera
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nathaniel Bass
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Staff
Kris Burningham
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
William Carrig
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Angela Chandler
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Benjamin Coursey
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Patrick Dente
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Luke Dowling
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
James Eveland
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Samuel Hammond
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Tony Houst
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Joshua Hudson
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Daniel Jackson
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Joshua Kryder
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Mark Mason
Level 2 USA - Southeast Staff
Duncan McGregor
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erik Mock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Richard Neal
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jason Ness
Level 2 Canada Staff
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Gage Robelen
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Vona Rustay
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Graham Schofield
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jacen Simon
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Nick Sirman
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jeremy Sivaneswaran
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Stephen Tran
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
William Van Veen
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Michele Vianello
Level 2 Italy and Malta Scorekeeper
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Scorekeeper
Ryan Wood
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Janice Exel
Level 1 Canada Staff
Cody Gavigan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Ian Kernohan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Tim Langermann
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Lazaro Lopez
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Jacob Manelius
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Oscar Joaquin Mendez Ruiz
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Scorekeeper
Jenn O'Keefe
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Coty Ocke
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Timothy Pittenger
Level 1 USA - Northeast Staff
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Sydney Townley
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
John Vorderbrueggen
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Jason Flatford
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Andrew Heckt
Uncertified Italy and Malta Staff
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Ashley Kurtz
Uncertified USA - Northeast Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager