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.
Thank you for considering helping Primary Players give the children of Blount and surrounding Counties more exposure to the art and magic of theatre! In the interest of protecting our students, we have strict procedures in place to ensure that anyone who volunteers with us has only the best interest at heart. Please read through the paragraphs below, and be willing to abide by our policies before contacting us.
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.
TN Department of Child Services
Tennessee Abuse Hotline 1-877-237-0004
or online through www.tn.gov/dcs
Blount County Sheriff’s Office
Address: 940 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 273-5000
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
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.