MagicFest Washington DC 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): June 14, 2019-June 16, 2019
Location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States of America
Venue: Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
USA
Applications accepted through: March 22, 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 Washington D.C. featuring the Grand Prix on June 14th - 16th, 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 22nd, 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.

 

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). Judges interested in joining the Friday staff are required to be available at 1:00 PM (13:00) at the latest, and for those applying to a Sunday position, the expectation is that you'll be available until at least 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 interested in joining the Friday staff are required to be available at 1:00 PM (13:00) at the latest, and for those applying to a Sunday position, the expectation is that you're available until at least 8:00 PM (20:00).

 

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 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Staff
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Dan Collins
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Adrian Estoup
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Carlos Ho
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Staff
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Daniel Lee
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Eric Levine
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Appeals Judge
David Lyford-Smith
Level 3 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Scott Marshall
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Sergio Perez
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Iberia Head Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Elliot Raff
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Luca Romano
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Patrick Vorbroker
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Appeals Judge
Erik Aliff
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Floor Judge
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Staff
Sierra Black
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Staff
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Staff
Javier Castellan
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Autumn Cook
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
Benjamin Coursey
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Adam Cousins
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Jeffrey Darran
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Ryan Darris
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Lloyd Dodson
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Staff
Alfred Dziewit
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Adam Eidelsafy
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Ryan Freeburger
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Elliot Gafter
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Michael Grimsley
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
William Hodge
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Joshua Hudson
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Incorvati
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Daniel Jackson
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Staff
Isaac King
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Jacob Kriner
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Joshua Kryder
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Liberator L.
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Erin Leonard
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Sean Linkous
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Martha Lufkin
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aline Martins
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Brazil Scorekeeper
Findlay Matheson
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Joel Mcalister
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Philippe Monlevade
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Brazil Floor Judge
Mauricio Morua
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
René Oberweger
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Aaron Paio
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Philip Phelps
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Tate Prodigalidad
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jack Pullman
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Justin Purcell
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Meg Rickman
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
David Rockwood
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Vona Rustay
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Michael Salas
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Imogen Tilley
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Dave Tosto
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Matt Wall
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Ward Warren
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Matthew Westfox
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - North Floor Judge
Brendan Whatley
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Austin Whitehead
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Ryan Wood
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Brazil Staff
Saul Arreola
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Staff
Derrin Ashley
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Thomas Conmy
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joseph Harner
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Francisco Iramain
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Staff
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Benjamin Sanders
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
James Templeton
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Paul Voegerl
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Staff
Kali Anderson
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Charles Burger
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Nicolas Glik
Uncertified Iberia Staff
Kacey Hogan
Uncertified USA - Southeast Staff
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Megan Linscott
Uncertified USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Lazaro Lopez
Uncertified USA - Southeast Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Phillip Robinson
Uncertified USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager