USA - East
Date(s) - 2022 Feb 11
Thank you for your interest in joining us at SCG CON Philadelphia. Below, you will find all the information you’ll need to apply to be a judge at our event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
SCG CON Philadelphia will take place on February 11th-13th, 2022 at Valley Forge Casino Resort
- Modern $10K Head Judge: TBD
- Legacy $10K Head Judge: TBD
- Flesh and Blood Lead: TBD
- Flesh and Blood Featured Event Head Judge: TBD
- Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Prerelease Lead: TBD
- Magic Side Events Leads: TBD
Judges at Star City Games events are expected to positively contribute to the atmosphere of the event. They should behave in a professional manner at all times and constructively engage with players and other staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all attendees. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
Magic focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Magic Tournament Rules, Comprehensive Rules, Infraction Procedure Guide, and Judging at Regular REL documents. These documents can be found at the Magic Judges Document Center.
Flesh and Blood focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Tournament Rules and Policy, Comprehensive Rules, and Penalty Guidelines. These documents can be found at the Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy Center.
Judges at SCG CON Philadelphia will be provided a blue judge shirt for each day on staff, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of their shift. Judges should arrive with black professional attire and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt to indicate that they are not active staff.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND COMPENSATION:
Judges selected for Keystone will arrive when the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Keystone judges are some of the more experienced judges on staff and will often be used in Team Lead positions throughout the weekend. Judges selected for Keystone may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
- Friday – 11:30 am – approximately 9:30 pm
- Saturday – 8:00 am – approximately 8:00 pm
- Sunday – 8:00 am – approximately 7:00 pm
Judges will receive $275 for each Keystone Shift. To apply to be a Keystone Judge at SCG CON Philadelphia, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor in support of both Regular and Competitive REL events.
Staff selected for Stage Admin will arrive before the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Stage Admins engage with players signing up for events and are experienced with registration and scorekeeping. Staff selected for Stage Admin may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
- Friday – 11:30 am – approximately 9:00 pm
- Saturday – 7:45 am – approximately 7:00 pm
- Sunday – 7:45 am – approximately 7:00 pm
Staff will receive $275 for each Stage Admin Shift. To apply to be a Stage Admin you should be experienced taking registration and/or scorekeeping at large events with multiple tournaments.
Full shifts last approximately ten hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Full shifts make up the back bone of the event staff and have a set end time of their shift.
Approximate shift times:
- Friday – 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
- AM Saturday – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
- PM Saturday – 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- Sunday – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Judges will receive $225 for each Full Shift.
Partial shifts last about six hours with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Judges on Partial shifts provide a burst of energy and support throughout the heart of the schedule. Some judges start, or end a weekend with a partial shift to accommodate travel plans.
- Friday – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Saturday – Not Available
- Sunday – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Judges will receive $125 for each Partial Shift.
Judges may apply for any mix of shifts over the weekend, simply mark the shifts that you are applying for in the Application Form. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or are requesting special accommodation for the beginning or end of your shifts, please contact us at email@example.com.
Due to staff needs, judges may be accepted for one, two, or three days. There are questions in the Application Form to indicate your preference, and requirements to attend.
CONTRACT AND TAX INFORMATION
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a SCG CON Philadelphia. Compensation will be provided in the form of a check at the conclusion of your final shift of the weekend or mailed to your address following the event. International judges may elect to receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment after the event instead. All Judges are required to submit a valid US tax form (W-9 or W-8 BEN) to Star City Games, in order to receive compensation.
HOW TO APPLY
To Apply, we ask that all applicants complete this Application Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability.
The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, January 10th, 2022.
SCG JUDGE DISCORD
We will be utilizing the SCG Judge Discord for event information and updates as well providing more direct access to our staff before, during, and after events. If you are interested in applying for this event, or any future Star City Games events, we invite you to join the Discord server here.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
To ensure the health and safety of our players, vendors, guests, and staff, all SCG CON Philadelphia attendees will be required to wear masks while inside any of our event halls (except for when eating or drinking) and provide either a) proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or b) a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event date. Please note that we reserve the right to modify our Health and Safety Policies as new information becomes available.
As per the Wizards Play Network (WPN) policy posted in the Magic Rules and Documents, Star City Games is required to perform background checks on all public facing staff, including judges, contracted to work at our events. All judges may be asked to provide necessary information and consent required for Star City Games to engage a third-party organization to conduct a background check. Please note that these forms must be completed and returned by their respective deadline(s) if you wish to be considered for a contracted judge position at a Star City Games event.
Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
Applications for SCG CON Philadelphia will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, January 10th.
Staff for SCG CON Philadelphia will be announced on or before Friday, January 14th.
Information on room blocks and local hotels will be posted as it becomes available.