The Jobs of Summer

This seasonal Globe feature highlights the quintessential warm-weather jobs of New England.

The Jobs of Summer

Groundskeeper gets his dream job at Fenway

Derek Gauger painted the foul lines in the outfield at Fenway Park.

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Derek Gauger has come a long way from trying to cut patterns into grass while mowing neighbors’ yards in South Paris, Maine.

The Jobs of Summer

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In the pantheon of iconic summer jobs in Boston, this is hard to beat.

Hannah Leschinsky, 20, a student, is like the nanny equivalent of an office temp.

the jobs of summer

Nanny fill-in is always on the go

Hannah Leschinsky isn’t spending her time with just one family — she is the nanny equivalent of an office temp.

Elizabeth Layton worked a recent game between the Harwich Mariners and Falmouth Commodores.

The jobs of summer

In Harwich, the voice of the season

Elizabeth Layton is the public address announcer for the local team in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Mike Mantarian surveyed his work on the Grand Allée of Castle Hill at the Crane Estate.

At Crane Estate, a lawn that demands perfection

The lush, undulating lawn of the Grand Allée of Castle Hill takes a certain special dedication to maintain.

Greg Johnson scanned waters off of Cape Cod, where he has been lifeguarding since 1979.

Decades later, lifeguard still devotes himself to ‘cool job’

Greg Johnson is in his 36th summer as a lifeguard on Nauset Beach in Orleans.

Painting can be more lucrative than other summer jobs, but it is hard, sometimes dangerous, work that can test one’s skill and maturity.

Painting houses offers life lessons as a bonus

The pay may be good, but the gig also offers a crash course in growing up.

David “Big Daddy” Fontaine, who works at the Beachcomber, is the “best shucker in town.”

A shucker born in Wellfleet

David “Big Daddy” Fontaine has been shucking oysters at the Beachcomber for eight years, a summer job he loved so well it became a career.