MagicFest Detroit 2019

Organizer: CFB Events
Judge manager: CFBEvents Staff Manager
Event type: Grand Prix
REL: Competitive/Professional (GP)
Format: Sealed Deck
Event date(s): July 12, 2019-July 14, 2019
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Venue: Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
USA
Applications accepted through: April 19, 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 Detroit featuring the Grand Prix on July 12th - 14th, 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 19th, 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.mtgjudge.cn/events/11302/

 

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.mtgjudge.cn/events/11296/

 

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 Head Judge
Nicolette Apraez
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Meg Baum
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Oli Bird
Level 3 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Eric Dustin Brown
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Staff
Abraham Corson
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
CJ Crooks
Level 3 USA - Midatlantic Appeals Judge
Nicola DiPasquale
Level 3 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Francois Grossi
Level 3 France Floor Judge
Daniel Lee
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Eliana Rabinowitz
Level 3 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
John Temple
Level 3 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
W. Matt Williams
Level 3 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Christian Aguilar
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
John Alexander
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Michael Arrowsmith
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Guy Baldwin
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Floor Judge
Andrew Blizzard
Level 2 USA - Northeast Staff
Hebert Camacho
Level 2 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Elaine Cao
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Adam Cousins
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jeffrey Darran
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Scorekeeper
Ryan Darris
Level 2 USA - Southwest Staff
Angus Davis
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Nicolas De Bonis
Level 2 Hispanic America - South Floor Judge
David Elden
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Maxime Emond
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Janice Exel
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Brook Gardner-Durbin
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Billy Gilmore
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Dalton Grimes
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Chris Higashi
Level 2 USA - Southwest Scorekeeper
Casey Hogan
Level 2 USA - Northwest Staff
David Incorvati
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
David Jimenez
Level 2 Hispanic America - North 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
Jeff Kruchkow
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Travis Lauro
Level 2 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Brian Leonard
Level 2 USA - South Floor Judge
Jessica Livingston
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Scott Markwart
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Mark Mason
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Kaitlin McLachlan
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Jesse Meiring
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Rick Miles
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Erik Mock
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Philippe Monlevade
Level 2 Brazil Staff
Samuel Mullen
Level 2 USA - Northwest Floor Judge
Patrick Nelson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Matt Newnam
Level 2 USA - Southeast Scorekeeper
Sherwin Ng
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Philip Phelps
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
Norman Ralph
Level 2 United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa Scorekeeper
Meg Rickman
Level 2 USA - Midatlantic Floor Judge
David Rockwood
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Gary Roland
Level 2 USA - Southeast Floor Judge
Kyle Ryc
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Marcos Sanchez
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Graham Schofield
Level 2 Canada Scorekeeper
Frank Singel
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Alexander Smith
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Joseph Steet
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
CoriAnn Theroux
Level 2 USA - Central Floor Judge
Andrew Thompson
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Robert Towers
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Stephen Tran
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Victor Vasconcelos
Level 2 Brazil Floor Judge
Minh Vu
Level 2 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Tobias Vyseri
Level 2 Canada Floor Judge
Andrea Wallace
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Karl Weisling
Level 2 USA - North Floor Judge
Steve Whitcher
Level 2 USA - Central Staff
Hank Wiest
Level 2 USA - Northeast Floor Judge
Garth Beavers
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Tyler Boonstra
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Allyson Cole
Level 1 USA - Southwest Floor Judge
Shane Congrove
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joe Crawford
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Stephen "Jack" Cummings
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Andrew Doyle
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Steven Edelson
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Marie Emonds
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
JOSE ALBERTO ESTRADA DIAZ DEL CASTILLO
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Nicolas Glik
Level 1 Iberia Staff
Kyle Hilliar
Level 1 USA - South Staff
Pete Howland
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Matthew Johnson
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Hector Julian
Level 1 Hispanic America - North Floor Judge
Dess Knight
Level 1 USA - North Staff
Derek Maples
Level 1 USA - Southeast Staff
Devin Morrow
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Alex Morse
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Inn Oh
Level 1 Canada Floor Judge
Joshua Ohlendorf
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Joseph Sapp
Level 1 USA - Southwest Staff
Josh Schnepp
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
Karl Simmons
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
John Stock
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Staff
John Vorderbrueggen
Level 1 USA - Great Lakes Floor Judge
Kristin Allison
Uncertified USA - Great Lakes Scorekeeper
Charlotte Descans
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Wouter Maenhaut
Uncertified BeNeLux Staff
Madison Newnam
Uncertified USA - Southeast Staff
Michelle Pickering
Uncertified Canada Staff
Jon Saso
Uncertified USA - Southwest Tournament Organizer
Mashi Scanlan
Uncertified USA - Southwest Staff
CFBEvents Staff Manager
Uncertified USA - North Judge Manager