MagicFest Seattle 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): June 20, 2019-June 23, 2019
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Venue: Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
USA
Applications accepted through: March 29, 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 Seattle featuring the Grand Prix on June 20th - 23rd, 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 29th, 2019.

3&4DayPositions

In an effort to create opportunities for as many people as possible, we are offering positions rangings from two to four days. Most applicants will be accepted for a three day position (either Thursday / Friday / Saturday or Friday / Saturday / Sunday ). Some applicants may be accepted for two days. There will be some spots open for all four days. Judges interested in joining the Thursday 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).

Most operations are four day commitments which require availability from Thursday 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 and must be available Saturday, Some number of judges will be selected to work three or four days days. Judges interested in joining the Thursday 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 four days, although a few may be scheduled to work Friday thru 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 Wednesday to assist with preparing the hall and other miscellaneous setup. Anyone selected to join us on Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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

Wednesday Only

Event Strike Team

$300 + 2 boxes

$420

Sunday Only

* Product will be in the form of boxes from the most recent standard set( War of the Spark).

 

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
Jurgen Baert
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
Jona Bemindt
Level 3 BeNeLux Staff
Guillaume Beuzelin
Level 3 France Staff
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
John Carter
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Maria Alex Chernov
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Kevin Desprez
Level 3 France Head Judge
Cristiana Dionisio
Level 3 Italy and Malta Floor Judge
Adrian Estoup
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Carlos Ho
Level 3 Hispanic America - North Appeals Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Joe Klopchic
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Daniel Lee
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
James Do Hung Lee
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
David Lyford-Smith
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Scott Marshall
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
John Brian McCarthy
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Niko Skartvedt
Level 3 Canada Floor Judge
Bryan Spellman
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Emilien Wild
Level 3 BeNeLux Floor Judge
QJ Wong
Level 3 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Nataniel Bael
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Carlos Martín Bassetti
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Sierra Black
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Staff
Christopher Bordwell
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Tavis Chan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Nicolas De Bonis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Arick Dickerman
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Samuel Duralde
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Violet Edgar
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Antonio Faillace
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Oren Firestein
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Xander Forral
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jeph Foster
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Lamberto Franco
Level 2 Italy and Malta Staff
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Kentaro Guthrie
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Braulio Gutiérrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Enrique Manuel Guzmán Mosqueda
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Alfonso Hernandez Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Chris Higashi
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Megan Holden
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
John Hornberg
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Darren Horve
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Sam Hung
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Jordan Johnston
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Max Kahn
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Brian Keaton
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Isaac King
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Perry Kraker
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Liberator L.
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Klaus Lassacher
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Erin Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Sam Lewis
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Nathan Long
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aaron MacLean
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aline Martins
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Findlay Matheson
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Janit Mindis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Ken Nichols
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
René Oberweger
Level 2 German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Jeffrey Orom
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jonathan Page
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Ben Petrila
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Tate Prodigalidad
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
David Rockwood
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Graham Schofield
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Danny Simard
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Frank Stanley
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Jason Stewart
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jaspa Stritt
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Imogen Tilley
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Federico Verdini
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Amelia Wales
Level 2 Australia and New Zealand Floor Judge
James Watson
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Brendan Whatley
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Jonathan Wilson
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Ryan Wood
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Apollo Appolito
Level 1 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Jeremy Button
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jose Cedeño
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Staff
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Kyle Falbo
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Dakota Gates
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Kami Hann
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Joseph Harner
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Jason Howlett
Level 1 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Angela Kraker
Level 1 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Tim Langermann
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Chris Livermore
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aaron O'Connor
Level 1 Canada Staff
Ellen Petrila (Jackson)
Level 1 USA - Northwest Scorekeeper
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Andy Sugiyama
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Sydney Townley
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Kelly Trinh
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Paul Voegerl
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Skip Watts
Level 1 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Vern Wells
Level 1 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Chris Wong
Level 1 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Gaetan Zell
Level 1 Canada Staff
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Nick Hable
Uncertified USA - North Scorekeeper
Andrew Heckt
Uncertified Italy and Malta Staff
Io Hughto
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Vanessa Nguyen
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
Lonneke Onrust
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
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