MagicFest Dallas-Fort Worth 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Modern
Event date(s): June 28, 2019-June 30, 2019
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
USA
Applications accepted through: April 5, 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 Dallas-Fort Worth featuring the Grand Prix on June 28th - 30th, 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, April 5th, 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.mtgjudge.cn/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.mtgjudge.cn/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

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 USA - Northeast Staff
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
John Carter
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Kevin Desprez
Level 3 France Floor Judge
David Hibbs
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Nate Hurley
Level 3 USA - South Floor Judge
Jonah Kellman
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Eric Levine
Level 3 USA - Central Appeals Judge
David Lyford-Smith
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Alejandro Raggio
Level 3 Hispanic America - South Head Judge
Bryan Spellman
Level 3 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Nicholas Zitomer
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Steven Zwanger
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Alice Araujo
Level 2 Brazil Scorekeeper
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Sashi Balakrishnan
Level 2 Southeast Asia Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Rob Blanckaert
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Diego Bolaños
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Staff
Javier Castellan
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Amanda Coots
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jason Daniels
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Zeke Davis
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Jonathan Dean
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Arick Dickerman
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Lloyd Dodson
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Joseph Dunlap
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Daniel Dusang
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Mikey Elwell
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jeffrey Emery
Level 2 USA - Northeast 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
Kade Goforth
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Omar Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Nathaniel Graham
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Braulio Gutiérrez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Austin Hale
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Tim Hardick
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Alfonso Hernandez Gonzalez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
Tony Houst
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Alvaro Ibañez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Brian Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Erin Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Matt Marheine
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Scott Markwart
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Janit Mindis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
Samuel Mullen
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Ian Murillo
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Mitchell Nitz
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jeffrey Orom
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jonathan Page
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Christina Paz
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Kenny Perry
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Gage Robelen
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jim Shuman
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Darrin Sisneros
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
JD Smith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Imogen Tilley
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Mark Vasquez
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Ben Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Scorekeeper
John White
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Antonio Zanutto
Level 2 Brazil Staff
Herbert Zurita
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Sara Anderson
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Saul Arreola
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Staff
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Zackary Cash
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Cody Cone
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Brandon Cox
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Joseph Harner
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Brittain Porter
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Craig Quertermous
Level 1 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Carl Richmond
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Peter Strauch
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Richard Tomblinson
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Tad Treft
Level 1 USA - South Floor Judge
Paul Voegerl
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Richella Wyss
Level 1 USA - Central Staff
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Io Hughto
Uncertified USA - Northeast Scorekeeper
Ayrea Hurley
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Emilia Jorge de Aratanha
Uncertified Brazil Staff
Lee Livingston
Uncertified USA - South Scorekeeper
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager