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MagicFest Operations CORE (May to August)

Game:Magic The Gathering
Date/Time (America/Los_Angeles):Date(s) - 2020 May 01
All Day
Date/Time (America/Los_Angeles):Date(s) - 2020 May 1 - 2020 Aug 31
All Day
Format:Not Applicable
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Experienced Operations Team members capable of providing excellent customer service on the MagicFest floor are crucial to running an excellent event, and CFB Events is excited to invite you to join our onsite Operations CORE Team. This application covers Operations positions over a four month period and provides more stability and predictability for Operations positions at MagicFest events from May through August 2020.

This document includes qualities we look for in our Operations CORE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1djBvt1b0RfCmTXUw9F9ayB0ajn0XLAD9TrETX8SplRE/edit?usp=sharing

The window for this application will close at 11:59 PM (23:59) PDT on Friday, January 31st.

NOTE:  This application is not completed through Judge Academy.  Please use the link at the end of this application to join our onsite Operations CORE Team!


3-4 Days

In order to provide a stellar experience for players and staff we would like staff members interested in joining our Operations Team to commit to all three days of the MagicFest. This will ensure that all members of the Operations Team are familiar with the processes they will need to make the weekend a success. For MagicFest Copenhagen, Charlotte and Las Vegas, three and four day acceptances are available with the default being 4 day acceptances.

If we can’t bring you on for a specific MagicFest through this application, we encourage you to apply through the event specific application – we’d still love to see you there!



Operations Team members work on all fo the non-judging facets of a MagicFest event – Registration, Prize Wall, Prize Tix, Check-In and Back of the House. Members of the Operations CORE Team will have the experience and flexibility to help out in any of these roles as the ebb and flow of the MagicFest dictate.

As part of our Operations CORE Team you may be asked to:

  • Join the Registration Team (e.g. Greet players as they enter the venue, Take registration for side events or the main event)
  • Join the Prize Tix team (e.g. Providing prizes to players as events go into round 3, Handing out fanatic packages that are purchased on site, Managing the lost and found)
  • Join the Check-In Team (e.g. Help provide Fanatics, Mega Trialers, or players with byes collect their swag, Maintain the lost and found, Answer questions about the event)
  • Join the Prize Wall Team (e.g. Maintain and restock Prize Wall display, Help players redeem tix for Prize Wall swag)
  • Join the Back of the House Team (e.g. Help behind the scenes with the various on the spot needs for the event)
  • Fill in wherever the team needs you

The Operations CORE Team at CFBE Events have a typical shift time of 10-12 hours  There is a one hour lunch and at least one additional break during your shift.  Operations CORE Team members must be available from 7:00 a.m. (7:00) Friday morning until 7:00 p.m. (19:00) Sunday night.



We are happy to offer Operations staff who join our onsite team through this application the following compensation rates (this does not include Thursday Set-Up). Please note that default compensation rates include booster display boxes from the most recent Standard set. Successful applicants may select an all-monetary option prior to each MagicFest you attend if that is prefered. Compensation rates that do not include boxes are listed in brackets after the default rates.

Compensation rates for Operations CORE Team (does not include Thursday Set-Up):


Daily Compensation

(All payment option)

3 Days

(All payment option)


$200 & 2 boxes


$600 & 6 boxes



€175 & 2 boxes


€525 & 6 boxes



CAD 260 & 2 boxes

(CAD 450)

CAD 780 & 6 boxes

(CAD 1,350)

Operations Team members selected through this application are also able to apply for Thursday Set-Up at the standard setup rate described in each event’s solicitation.

A survey to accepted staff will be sent out seven (7) weeks prior to each event. That survey will allow you to:

  • Elect to take the all monetary option.
  • Request scheduling options.

Please remember that failure to fill out this survey will result in the default compensation that includes boxes.



All team members are independent contractors and are required to complete appropriate tax paperwork and a contract with either CFB Events, tournamentcenter, or both.


An example of the CFB Events contract is available here:



An example of the tournamentcenter contract is available here:



This paperwork must be filled out PRIOR to each individual MagicFest.


Application Process

With so many potential Team members and dates, we have opted to use a Google Form for this application. To join our onsite Operations CORE Team, please click on the link below. We hope to see you at multiple events during these months!

Google Form Application

Accurate information is the responsibility of the tournament organizer for each of their respective events. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the organizer directly.