MagicFest Madison 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): May 10, 2019-May 12, 2019
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Venue: Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
USA
Applications accepted through: Feb. 15, 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 Madison featuring the Grand Prix on May 10th - 12th, 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, February 15th, 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 $270.00 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 $420.00 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

$270

 

Operations Team

$150 + 2 boxes

$270

 

Event Setup Team

$150 + 2 boxes

$270

Thursday Only

Event Strike Team

$300 + 2 boxes

$420

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
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Jess Dunks
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Nate Hurley
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Matthew Johnson
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jason Lemahieu
Level 3 USA - North Staff
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Rob McKenzie
Level 3 USA - North Floor Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
John Temple
Level 3 USA - Central Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Head Judge
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jordan Baker
Level 2 USA - North Scorekeeper
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Nathaniel Becker
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Stephen Brown
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Elaine Cao
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Javier Castellan
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Zeke Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Samantha Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Nicolas De Bonis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jeph Foster
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Lamberto Franco
Level 2 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Justin Gardner
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Billy Gilmore
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
David Hanson
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Leon Henderson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
David Incorvati
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
John Laitinen
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Sean Linkous
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Joshua Marin
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Mark Mason
Level 2 USA - Southeast 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
Patrick Nelson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andy Peterson
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Elliot Raff
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Christopher Schmitz
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Chase Shank
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Michele Vianello
Level 2 Italy and Malta Scorekeeper
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
James Watson
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Matthew Westfox
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Steve Whitcher
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Phillip Wulfridge
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Saul Arreola
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Staff
Emmanuel Arsenault-Beaulieu
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Dan Barnard
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Zachary Barnett
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Holly Blue
Level 1 USA - Northwest Staff
Félix Bouchard
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Kriz Cardona
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Joshua Dillard
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Joseph Harner
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Jason Lannan
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Tommy Lee
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Brandon Miller
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joshua Ohlendorf
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Erik Olson
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Kyle Richter
Level 1 USA - Central Floor Judge
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
John Stock
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Scorekeeper
James Templeton
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Andy Tiefenthaler
Level 1 USA - North Floor Judge
Sydney Townley
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Nick Hable
Uncertified USA - North Scorekeeper
Ayrea Hurley
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Elisa Lovejoy
Uncertified USA - North Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
April Miller
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Steve Port
Uncertified USA - North Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager
Chiara Stornaiuolo
Uncertified Italy and Malta Staff