MagicFest Providence 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Team Limited
Event date(s): May 24, 2019-May 26, 2019
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St
Providence, RI 02903
USA
Applications accepted through: March 1, 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 Providence featuring the Grand Prix on May 24th - 26th, 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, March 1st, 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
Jurgen Baert
Level 3 BeNeLux Head Judge
Paul Baranay
Level 3 USA - Northeast Appeals 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 Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Shawn Doherty
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Adrian Estoup
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jason Lemahieu
Level 3 USA - North Staff
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
John Shannon
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Niels Viaene
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Jason Wong
Level 3 Canada Floor Judge
Zachary Apony
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Seth Arar
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor 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
Michael Bauman
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Leo Castellblanch
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Mani Cavalieri
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Benjamin Coursey
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Chase Culpon
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jeffrey Darran
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Samantha Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Kenny Dungar
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Alfred Dziewit
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Violet Edgar
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Arseniy Egorov
Level 2 Russia and Russian-speaking countries Floor Judge
Adam Eidelsafy
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Ben Eldridge
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Janice Exel
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Antonio Faillace
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Samuel Hammond
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Benjamin Harris
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Tony Houst
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Joshua Hudson
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Tuvia Lerea
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Megan Linscott
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Jorge Lopez Morales
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Scott Markwart
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Alex Martin
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 Brazil Staff
Eli Meyer
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erik Mock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Philip Phelps
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Justin Purcell
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Elliot Raff
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Meg Rickman
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jason Riendeau
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Vona Rustay
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jacen Simon
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Matt Wall
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Hank Wiest
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Joseph Achille
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Felipe Colussi-oliva
Level 1 Brazil Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joseph Curran
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Rich DiLeo
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
JOSE ALBERTO ESTRADA DIAZ DEL CASTILLO
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Staff
Cody Gavigan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Daniel Haberek
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Brett Horrocks
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Ian Kernohan
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
David Nunez
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jenn O'Keefe
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Andy Parris
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Timothy Pittenger
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Maria Luiza Rodrigues Garcia
Level 1 Brazil Floor Judge
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Kate Skelly
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Dylan Stephano-Shachter
Level 1 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Sam Wiles
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Jason Flatford
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Ashley Kurtz
Uncertified USA - Northeast Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
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