VOLUNTEER!

Primary Players relies on volunteers in all areas for both our productions and the day-to-day management of our nonprofit 501c3 organization. Because of the generous gifts of time and talents from the Maryville & surrounding communities, we are able to provide excellent live children’s theatre productions for the Blount County area.  Below are only some of the areas in which we need volunteers.

 

Administration:
Arts/Graphics Accounting Editing/Proofing
Fundraising Languages Mailing
Make/Answer Phone Calls Publicity Typing
Writing Website Design Website Management
  Grant Writing  Event Planning
Productions:
Set Construction Props Master Technical Director
Set Designer Lobby Decoration Team Scenic Designer
Light Board Operator Sound Board Operator Spotlight Operators
Costume Designer/Coordinator Costume Care & Maintenance Hair & Makeup

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group

Sexual Abuse Policy

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group prohibits and does not tolerate sexual abuse in any organization related activity.  This organization provides procedures for volunteers, cast members, board members, victims of sexual abuse, or others to report sexual abuse.  No volunteer, cast member, board member, or third party, no matter their title or position has the authority to commit or allow sexual abuse with respect to Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group.

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group has a Zero-Tolerance policy for any sexual abuse committed by any volunteer, cast member, board member or a third party.  Disciplinary action up to and including removal from volunteering, removal from cast production(s), immediate removal from board and criminal prosecution may ensue.

Sexual abuse is inappropriate sexual contact of criminal nature or interaction for gratification of the adult who is responsible for the child’s care.  Sexual abuse includes sexual molestation, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, or sexual injury.  Any incidents of sexual abuse will be reported to appropriate family members, law enforcement agencies and regulatory authorities.

Reporting Procedure & Disciplinary Action

If any person working for, or participating or volunteering with Primary Players becomes aware of sexual abuse involving any Primary Players student, whether by direct witness or receipt of a report, he/she must immediately notify a Primary Players representative (which includes artistic director, producer, stage manager) and / or member of the Primary Players Board of Directors.  Once Primary Players representative(s) receive such a report, it will be forwarded to the appropriate local legal agency, as well as the TN Department of Child Services .  Appropriate family members shall be notified of alleged instances of sexual abuse.  Additionally, the offending part(ies) will be dismissed from participation in Primary Players activities, including performances and / or service on the Board of Directors.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

TN Department of Child Services

Tennessee Abuse Hotline  1-877-237-0004

or online through www.tn.gov/dcs

 

Alcoa Police Department

Address: 2020 N Wright Rd, Alcoa, TN 37701

Phone: (865) 981-4111

 

Maryville Police Department

Address: 418 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: (865) 273-3700

 

Blount County Sheriff’s Office

Address: 940 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804

Phone: (865) 273-5000


Anti-retaliation

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group prohibits retaliation made against any volunteer, cast member, board member, or third party, who reports a good faith complaint of sexual abuse or who participates in any related investigation.  Making false accusations of sexual abuse can have serious consequences for those who are wrongly accused. Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group prohibits making false and/or malicious sexual abuse allegations, as well as deliberately providing false information during an investigation.  Anyone who violates this rule is subject to disciplinary action up to and including removal from production, removal from board or removal from volunteering.

Investigation and Follow-Up

Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group will take all allegations of sexual abuse seriously and will cooperate fully with any investigation conducted by law enforcement or other regulatory agencies.  

We’d love to hear from you! If you are interested in supporting the Arts in our community, please complete & submit the form below. 

 

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