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SCG CON Leadership - July-September 2022

Organizer: Star City Games
Judge manager: Jared Sylva
Event type: Convention
REL: Casual
Format: Mixed Formats
Event date(s): July 8, 2022-Sept. 4, 2022
Location: Syracuse, Baltimore, Columbus, United States of America
Venue: SCG CON Syracuse - July 8-10, 2022
The Oncenter
800 S State St
Syracuse, NY 13202

SCG CON Baltimore - August 19-21, 2022
Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201

SCG CON Columbus - September 2-4, 2022
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Applications accepted through: None

Event Information

Welcome!
 
Thank you for your interest in applying for a leadership role at SCG CON events. 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!

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply, we ask that all applicants complete this Application Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability. Note that all positions available through this Leadership application are eligible for, but not guaranteed, hotel sponsorship.
 
The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

EVENT INFORMATION and AVAILABLE POSITIONS

This application covers leadership roles for the following events:

AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND COMPENSATION:

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 (5-8) team of judges.

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.
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 an SCG CON event, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor and to support both Regular and Competitive REL events.

Stage Staff:

Staff selected for Stage Staff 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.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 11:30 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 am – approximately 6:00 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.
 
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 events 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 SCG CON events. 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.

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 these SCG CON events will close at 11:59 PM (Pacific) on Monday, May 16th, 2022.
 
Leadership Role offers for these SCG CON events will be sent on or before Friday, March 20th, 2022.
 
Up to date information on SCG CON events will be posted on https://scgcon.starcitygames.com/

Staff Members

Name Level Region Role
Ward Warren
Level 2 USA - South Staff
Jared Sylva
Level 1 USA - South Staff