Region
USA - East

Additional Event URL
https://scgcon.starcitygames.com/

For questions, contact:
judge@starcitygames.com
Organizer Profile

Date/Time (America/New_York)
Date(s) - 2022 Apr 29
All Day

Format
Multi-format

Categories
SCG Con

Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in applying for SCG CON Pittsburgh. Below, you will find all the information you’ll need to apply. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at judge@starcitygames.com. We look forward to working with you!
EVENT INFORMATION
SCG CON Pittsburgh will take place on April 29th – May 1st at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
  • Magic Side Events Lead: TBD
  • Flesh and Blood Lead: TBD
  • Team Sealed $20K Head Judge: TBD
  • Team Sealed $20K Support Judge: TBD
  • Modern $5K Head Judge (Friday): TBD
  • Legacy $5K Head Judge (Friday): TBD
  • Modern $5K Head Judge (Sunday): TBD
  • Legacy $5K Head Judge (Sunday): TBD
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.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND COMPENSATION:
Magic Side Events Lead:
Judges selected as Magic Side Events Lead are expected to plan for their events including pre-event briefings and being a pre-event resource for staff. At the event, the Magic Side Events Lead is responsible for all Magic tournaments that do not have a contracted Head Judge, as well as taking appeals and conducting investigations for Magic side events.
The Magic Side Events Lead will receive $1,000 for the weekend. To apply to be Magic Side Events Lead, you should be confident in your ability to manage several (5-6) Regular REL tournaments at a time and oversee a large (7-10) team of judges.
Flesh and Blood Lead:
Judges selected as Flesh and Blood Lead are expected to plan for their events including pre-event briefings and being a pre-event resource for staff. At the event, the Flesh and Blood Lead is responsible for all Flesh and Blood tournaments that do not have a contracted Head Judge, as well as taking appeals and conducting investigations for Flesh and Blood events.
The Flesh and Blood Lead will receive $1,000 for the weekend. To apply to be Flesh and Blood Lead, you should be confident in your ability to manage a few (2-3) Casual REL tournaments at a time and oversee a large (5-10) team of judges.
Head Judge – Team Sealed $20K:
Judges selected to Head Judge the Team Sealed $20K are expected to plan for their event including selecting teams and leads, pre-event briefings, and being a pre-event resource for staff. At the event, the Head Judge is responsible for the Team Sealed $20K including taking appeals. On Friday, the Head Judge will assist with tasks similar to Keystone judges.
The Head Judge of the Team Sealed $20K will receive $1,200 for the weekend. To apply to Head Judge, you should be familiar with Team events and confident in your ability to run an 800 Player event with fifteen floor judges at Competitive REL.
Support Judge – Team Sealed $20K:
Judges selected to Support Judge the Team Sealed $20K are expected to assist with planning for the Team Sealed $20K and be ready to take over for the Head Judge in the case that they have to withdraw. They should remain up to date on all briefings and be a pre-event resource for staff. At the event, the Support Judge assists with the Team Sealed $20K including taking appeals. On Friday, the Support Judge will assist with tasks similar to Keystone judges.
The Support Judge of the Team Sealed $20K will receive $1,000 for the weekend. To apply to Support Judge, you should be familiar with Team events and confident in your ability to assist with an 800 Player event with fifteen floor judges at Competitive REL.
Head Judge – Modern or Legacy $5K:
Judges selected to Head Judge one day events are expected to plan for their events including selecting teams and leads, pre-event briefings, and being a pre-event resource for staff. At the event, the Head Judge is responsible for their tournament, as well as taking appeals. On non-tournament days, Head Judges will assist with tasks similar to Keystone judges.
Head Judges of $5K events will receive $900 for the weekend. To apply to Head Judge a $5K, you should be confident in your ability to run a 300 Player event with fifteen floor judges at Competitive REL.
Keystone:
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 experienced and will often be used in Judge Leadership 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 Pittsburgh, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor and to support both Regular and Competitive REL events.
Stage Admin:
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 registration. 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 – 8:00 am – approximately 7:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 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.
Judges may apply for any mix of roles 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 judge@starcitygames.com.
All Leadership roles expect judges to be on staff for all three days.
EXPECTATIONS
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 Pittsburgh will be provided a blue judge shirt, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of the event. The Judge 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 on shift.
CONTRACT AND TAX INFORMATION
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a SCG CON Pittsburgh. Compensation for judges that are residents of the United States 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, March 7th, 2022.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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 judge@starcitygames.com. Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
Applications for SCG CON Pittsburgh will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, March 7th, 2022.
Leadership Role offers for SCG CON Pittsburgh will be sent on or before Friday, March 11th, 2022.
Up to date information on SCG CON Pittsburgh will be posted on https://scgcon.starcitygames.com/
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