MagicFest Portland 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Standard
Event date(s): Dec. 20, 2019-Dec. 22, 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Venue: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
USA
Applications accepted through: Sept. 27, 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 Portland featuring the Grand Prix on December 20th - 22nd, 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, September 27th, 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

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

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/11708/

 

SCOREKEEPERS

Scorekeepers are staffed exclusively through a seperate Scorekeeper application (similar to CORE) and applications are not be available on individual event posting. You can read more information here:

https://apps.magicjudges.org/events/11710/

 

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

Note: As you are not on staff for this event, some users may be hidden from the staff list, in accordance with their privacy settings. You can always see the full staff list if you are either part of the staff yourself, or otherwise, after the event is over.

Name Level Region Role
John Alderfer
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Staff
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Staff
John Carter
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Kevin Desprez
Level 3 (Judge Academy) France Appeals Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
David Larrea
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Iberia Floor Judge
James Do Hung Lee
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Scott Marshall
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Alejandro Raggio
Level 3 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Niko Skartvedt
Level 3 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Head Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Brazil Scorekeeper
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Floor Judge
Carlos Martín Bassetti
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Adam Blaylock
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Tavis Chan
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Tom Davis
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Nicolas De Bonis
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Marc DeArmond
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Roisin Doyle
Level 2 (Judge Academy) United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Samuel Duralde
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Oren Firestein
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Kent Hays
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Chris Higashi
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Steven Hill
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Megan Holden
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Darren Horve
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Sam Hung
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Paul Jasinto
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Isaac King
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Colby Kitchur
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Chris Livermore
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Shane Luke
Level 2 (Historical) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Aaron MacLean
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Matt Marheine
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Leonardo Martins
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Brazil Staff
Rick Miles
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Janit Mindis
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Philippe Monlevade
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Brazil Staff
Jason Ness
Level 2 (Historical) Canada Staff
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 (Historical) Canada Staff
Meg Rickman
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Megan Ritter
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
David Rockwood
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Josue Rodriguez
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Krystal Rose
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Vona Rustay
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Scorekeeper
Nelson Salahub
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Skarlet Shuplat
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Danny Simard
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Eser Unger
Level 2 (Judge Academy) German-speaking countries Floor Judge
Federico Verdini
Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Brandon Welch
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Ryan Wood
Level 2 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Derrick Angud
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Trevor Baker
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Staff
Tristan Barthel
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Allyson Cole
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Thomas Conmy
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Great Lakes Staff
Peter Davies
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Canada Staff
Bronson Dunayevich
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Jose Alberto Estrada Diaz del Castillo
Level 1 (Legacy Judge Program) Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Kyle Falbo
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Dakota Gates
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Davis Gibson
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 (Historical) Iberia Staff
Kami Hann
Level 1 (Historical) USA - Southwest Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - South Staff
Yeremia Iman
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Tim Langermann
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Staff
Eric Lindgren
Level 1 (Historical) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Anson Miyamoto
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Staff
Sara Mox
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Staff
Trevor Murdock
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Mark Norris
Level 1 (Judge Academy) Canada Floor Judge
Brittain Porter
Level 1 (Historical) USA - South Floor Judge
Ryan Shetler
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Andy Sugiyama
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Brendan Takamori
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Brandon Thomson
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Staff
Kelly Trinh
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Northwest Staff
Chris Wong
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Richella Wyss
Level 1 (Judge Academy) USA - Central Staff
Io Hughto
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Hannah Rouley
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